With the impeachment inquiry heating up, our already crazy political environment here in the United States seems to be getting even crazier. Many of us have strong opinions and beliefs about what’s happening right now and about politics in general. Our differences on these fronts can lead to us feeling isolated and at odds with the people we work with, live with, and interact with in life. Today on the show, we talk about why it’s important for us to get out of our bubble, listen to different political opinions than our own, and how we can find common ground with those who may not see things the same way we do. It’s about remembering that we’re all in this together.
[2:46] Along with many people, I was surprised by the results of the 2016 Presidential Election. After seeing the divisiveness in the country, I wanted to challenge others to stand up and pay attention to those that felt vulnerable and scared. I wrote a blog post entitled “An Open Letter to My Fellow Straight White Men,” and got some very intense and harsh feedback from some people with differing opinions.
[10:48] We are way more alike than we are different, and it’s beneficial to try and see the common ground rather than come from an us vs. them mentality.
[11:07] Great leaders bring people together, rather than attack their opponents.
[15:02] We all have political views, but have to remain respectful and curious when others have beliefs different from ours.
[26:35] It’s healthy to take a break from the drama-filled news cycle. Take positive action and do something to remind yourself that we are all just humans that deserve respect and compassion.
“It’s so important for us to find common ground with others, especially when we have different backgrounds and beliefs.” — @mikedrobbinsClick to tweet