We don't usually discuss current political events in this blog space.
The news cycle spins so quickly that it makes everyone dizzy.
We don't usually talk about particular people in politics, either.
The point of the Purple Living Room Project is that
it doesn't matter who has political power at any given moment...
We the people still have the power to find common ground.
While that is our general policy, it's time to address...
President Donald J. Trump
Love him or hate him, he is our president.
Love him or hate him, you probably feel pretty strongly about your opinion.
We can still find common ground together.
President Trump takes up a lot of space in our conversations these days.
And while we're busy focusing on this one individual,
the important work of finding common ground gets pushed aside.
The search for Purple Points is a BIG idea.
Bigger than any one person.
Bigger than any one moment in political history.
The search is an ongoing process.
It takes time and dedication...and focus.
Let's not let ourselves be distracted.
Let's keep looking.
Choose one small issue at a time and see where
you can find purple points with someone who disagrees with you.
Don't worry so much about who voted for whom.
Don't let that stand in the way of finding common ground.
Let's leave the elephant outside the room during our conversations.
Maybe then we'll have the space to actually listen to one another speak.
-The Purple Living Room Team
"Meet in the Middle"