We've all been there before...
We hear a position from the "other" side and we lose our minds!
How can they possibly believe that?
How is that even grounded in reality?
Are they CRAZY?
When we are coming together to find common ground,
it's important that we keep our collective cool.
One of the hardest parts of the
Purple Points Protocol
is listening without interrupting.
It's tempting to want to reply...
or to argue...
or to offer exclamations of indignation!!!!!!!!
Instead, we need to breathe.
And to listen.
Take time to choose your words wisely.
Make sure they are respectful.
Seek to understand, not to convince.
If we can all keep our cool,
perhaps we can find the center
and move forward.
-The Purple Living Room Team
"Meet in the Middle" is a Purple Living Room campaign encouraging people from across the political spectrum to meet together each week in order to find common ground. Each middle of the week (WEDNESDAY!) we'll post an update on Purple Living Room Project activities. Share YOUR progress on our Facebook group page or in the comments here. Our goal?