Don't Hate: Debate!

Can't we all just get along?

What's This About?

It's about listening.
  • Let's dial things down a notch and chill out!

  • If you stop and listen to others, you may find some areas where you agree.

  • Debtate and discuss instead of yelling and demonizing: it's the only way to move forward.

  • Let's learn from each other and talk about how we can coexist.

 

Politics & religion don’t have to divide us.

It's time to stop arguing and start getting along. Help spread the word!

Resources to Let Reason Win:

This isn't about us vs. them -- It's about working together to improve the world we all share. Here's how to get started:

Chill — Be Kind

In every facet of life, a good approach is to be kind. Here's a brief article about how being kind is good for you, and here's a piece from the National Review on how kindness can make political discussions more productive.


Listen — Get Out of Your Box

Check out how folks in other countries see things, even if you don't speak their language. Check out English Online International Newspapers from Inkdrop News. (Be sure to see their US newspapers: 3 each from conservative, centrist, and liberal positions.)


Discuss — Play Nice

Here's a Harvard Business Review article, How to Talk Politics at Work Without Alienating People. There's also an article put out by the TED folks called How to talk about politics constructively. Finally, here's a handy LifeHacker piece with steps you can take to have a rational political discussion with friends and family. And here's another article on managing difficulet political conversations without it getting too stressful.


Learn — Is it True?

Don't contribute to the "fake news" madness! Get the facts -- especially if it's a viewpoint that you don't share. Check the facts behind memes and quotes on Snopes. Dig even deeper into the facts by going to FactCheck.org, which is a project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center and is considered a good, unbiased resource.


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Every person who debates insead of hates helps make the world a better place.