“From Interests to Interest” – Community Engagement Podcast (35)
To create meaningful dialogue, good citizens display empathy more than emphasis. To understand and respect where the other person is coming from is one of the hallmarks of civil society – a trait made all to rare these days by a partisanship that’s gone mad. We all have our points of view – interests – and we all need to present them. But above all there is the need to get to the overriding interest of why were attend such gatherings in the first place. Sometimes the best people in such situations are those with respectful characters, instead of those with smart minds that are nevertheless petty.
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