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Category: Conversing

Every Racist I Know Voted for Donald Trump

Invite them to have a conversation, not to debate. A debate is I want to make my point, you want to make your point, and we’re going to fight it out. That tends to get their guard up. You say, hey, I want to have a conversation with you. I want to understand why you feel the way you feel. I want you to convince me that I need to change my way of thinking. And I appreciate your sharing your views. I’m interested in how you feel. And that’s what a lot of people want. They want to be heard. They want to be able to speak their mind freely without fear of retaliation or somebody beating them over the head for their views or ramming their own views down the person’s throat. So give them that.

Daryl Davis
Every Racist I Know Voted for Donald Trump
The Atlantic

Success Through Positive Self-Interview

I found that not only did I start to gain clarity on my writing topic as I talked through it, but I also came up with all sorts of solutions to problems I was having. The simple act of talking about something — especially to yourself — helps you to distill complex ideas down to their essences, and solidifies your understanding of them.

Mike Sturm
Success Through Positive Self-Interview
Personal Growth

The Truth About Your Calling

Even if no one read it, I would blog every day. I think everyone should do so. And here’s the reason. If you know that tomorrow you have to say something about something you noticed, about something that might help someone else, about an opinion that might stand the test of time, you will form those opinions. You will notice those things. You will invent that idea. And if day after day, and week after week you leave this trail behind of thoughtful examination of your world, you can’t help to get better at whatever you seek to do. And if a byproduct other people read it and trust you more, that’s a jackpot.

Seth Godin
The Truth About Your Calling
MarieTV

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