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Engage In Good Faith

When you engage in a discussion with someone, do so in good faith. Listen carefully. Don’t summarise what you want to believe they think, but rather, actually try asking for clarification.

“What is your position on x matter?”, is one way to do this. “Could you clarify what you mean by this?”, is another.

Too many people summarise someone’s position incorrectly and sometimes simply in bad faith. If you’re paying attention, and with reasonable cognitive ability, you understand what another person is saying.

Don’t be that person that takes everything out of context, pushes your own bias or makes sweeping generalisations.

The world would be a much lovelier place if people engaged with curiosity rather than animosity.

Many people are very sensible and are simply trying to find solutions that make sense to them. Allow that to breathe and investigate in good faith. The world needs more of this.


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