Chris Rice wrote, sang, and blogged it well: “You don’t have to yell.”
But I still don’t understand something: Why is it that so many people think they have to out-shout others who disagree with their own personal point of view?
Whatever happened to actually listening to someone else?
Why can’t debates be about real issues of real importance?
Why can’t debates be debates instead of opportunities to ‘zing’ each other?
Don’t we really & truly want to know the answers? Or even the questions?!?
And really, what happened to real interaction, a desire to truly understand one another, and choosing to find something we have in common and celebrating that??
Celebrating the things we hold in common –and reaching out to understand other points of vew– is what I love about blogging.
With the big cities nearest to my own current and childhood hometowns included, I especially enjoy this video** as a statement of my own political wishes: Nationally and Internationally.
Because I can dream, can’t I?
**Click through to You Tube and watch it in high quality.