I’m actually not very patient. But I try to come across patiently because I know vitriol with people spewing vitriol gets us nowhere. This guy was actually not bad. I feel like he was honestly trying to dialogue, rather than just spouting hatred at me, which happens more often. But his approach, after me telling him twice that what he was telling me I was saying was NOT what I was saying, to tell me AGAIN what I was saying, just rubbed me too far the wrong way.
I’m really, really trying to take other people’s points of view under consideration and trying to understand why they see things the way they do, as well as looking at where they may have seen something I haven’t yet and may actually have a better take on the subject..i feel like if anything good can come out of what’s happened it will be because of all of the druck that’s surfaced that can no longer be ignored. But the two sides have been completely discounting the other’s belief systems for far too long, and that has landed us here.
There are points on which I will not budge; things I believe are simply right or wrong. But there are other things that I may not have a grasp of yet, or that I may have not seen the big picture of before. We all have room to grow.