“Whenever the people are well informed, they can be trusted with their own government; that whenever things get so far wrong as to attract their notice, they may be relied on to set them to rights“
– Thomas Jefferson
“Ignorance is no protection from the consequences of inaction”
Politics suck, but if we don’t get involved with them they will control us. 2020 and the recent years proceeding should be a powerful lesson of what happens when we allow our lives to be directed by those who use them only to advance their agendas. An old lesson, to be sure, but it seems our society is hell bent on proving just how foolish it is to live this way. In order for us to mend properly and advance we must put a stop to being victimized this way.
The art of Discussion
Honest, polite, listening, consideration and counterpoints returned respectfully without the need to insult. Deal with the topic, not the person brining it.
We could be wrong – that’s okay
Approach debates with the idea that our points or ideas can be proven wrong to which we must be willing to accept and adjust accordingly.