“I’m right and you are wrong.” Thus begins another “conversation” between two sanctimonious individuals. Both enter discussions with an unshakeable belief that anyone who has a position other than theirs is wrong.
Is this behavior an actual epidemic is society today? We see strong division between parents and their adult offspring, brothers and sisters, neighbors, co-workers and friends. These divisions are often so strong that no real dialogue is possible.
Conversations that do occur are often about safe subjects like the weather. Come to think about it, even the weather is not a safe topic when sides are taken concerning “global warming.”
“What’s for dinner?” Surely that is a safe topic. Not so fast. That may trigger questions about whether any of the food is GMO (genetically modified). Is it gluten free? When the meal is put on the table, there may be those who take issue with what is offered to the point of not eating. They will just drink water; unless, of course, that is city water with fluoride in it.
Seriously folks, we need to get beyond being “deeply divided” on so many topics. Can we talk about that?