I've discovered the easiest way to decide what's "right" and what's "wrong": by asking, "Am I being forced to accept this?" If someone lays out the facts, then takes a step back to let me ponder and evaluate, then I'm much more inclined to accept their position. But if someone tries to force their ideas … Continue reading Book 7 teaser–Are you being forced or are you allowed to choose?
The other day something astonishing happened on my Facebook page. Friend #1 posted his feelings about government spending, and Friend #2 chimed in with an opposing viewpoint. Friend #1 presented more evidence. Friend #2 countered and began to escalate. This is the astonishing part: Friend #1 explained his beliefs, then APOLOGIZED if he stepped on … Continue reading The Internet Civility Award (TICA): Who will you award it to?
I was 19 and terrified to realize that my supervisor for the summer was an openly gay man. It was the late 1980s, and I was from a sheltered community where “such people” were rare. Realizing that me, Molly Mormon, would have to interact with Flamboyant Paul made me think I’d made a mistake in … Continue reading You don’t have to agree with me for us to be friends