Quote of the Day: "I hate labels; the problem is that if you say you're one thing, it's hard for people to imagine you as something else." - Bill Frisell Word of the Day shibboleth \ ˈshi-bə-ləth also -ˌleth \ noun 1. a favorite saying of a sect or political group 2. a manner of speaking that is distinctive of a particular group of people
How do you identify? Conservative? Liberal? Democrat? Republican? Why? How does that impact your daily interactions?
What is the shape of your bubble? (i.e. Where do you get your news and information from? Who do you hang out with? What are your parents' beliefs/political views? Who do you follow on social media?)
"I really tried to think of how I would look at things if I were them. If I were—If I had a different background, a different orientation. And really that’s my approach to it. A lot of our politics are inherited. I mean, we have to recognize it’s not just about right or wrong, it’s where we come from, who we talk to, who our parents are. And you have to start with that and say, not that we’re right, they’re wrong, that’s the end of the story, essentially -- a radio line from a conservative talk show host. But that there are people of value and distinction and good ideas, and dedication to community, on both sides and you really need to listen to them." What does this look like in light of Difficult Conversations?
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