Tell Me More …
“Tell me more.”
It is a statement made popular by Brené Brown. “Tell me more” opens the door to conversation and hopefully, to more understanding. It searches for common ground rather than leaning heavily on judgement.
It builds bridges and has there been any other time when the need for bridges has been greater?
Today, my friend, do not judge. Do not assume. When the person states they do not believe in reconciliation (or vaccines or world peace or globalism or or or), rather than screaming or walking away, simply take a deep breath and respond with, “Tell me more”.
You may be surprised to learn that you are not as different as you originally thought. Perhaps one of you is simply multiplying while the other is adding. Perhaps one is fearful and the other hopeful.
You may end up still disagreeing but you will understand more and how can that ever be a negative?
The journey continues …
I love you!