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What a good job on your October/November issue. You continue to deal with issues that are vital to all of us.
One flaw, that I was disappointed in!
PEACEFUL POLITICS,How to stay friends-even if you don’t see eye to eye. Maine psychologist Amy Wood, gave a milquetoast answer on how to handle the person that insists their political views are the only views and like to voice their opinions in public and social gatherings.
In the Friends Church members stand and give testimony regarding an opinion in place of a sermon. If other members disagree and say nothing that means they agree.
Those that disagree simply stand and say, “ I respectively disagree with your opinion and by not speaking out it might be misunderstood that I agree!”
Respect is the key word. You have not been confrontational but you do not want to be misunderstood. You disagree.
Now the speaker can proceed. You have set the ground rules, respect or simply be quiet.
Generally when I use this approach others in the group speak up and verify they also disagree.
Political bully’s shrink at the word respect.
Larry L. Beachy DDS