This, right here. This is EXACTLY what needs to be done. And it’s hard, because the idea of “the opposition” has become so fraught with negativity and met with —
rather than an open mind willing to listen and consider other viewpoints, allowing ourselves to accept where they may make more sense or do more good than ours would, and still intent on showing the others where our ideas fit better than theirs
— an instant decision to shut down their ideas regardless of what they are, simply because they are not ours.
And we are NEVER going to solve anything with that attitude. The whole nation needs to get used to healthy discussions with the goal of achieving compromises whenever possible, and relearn the true art of debate.
And try to remember back when just because someone didn’t agree with us didn’t mean they were launching a personal attack.