Letter: Let's show each other we care

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  • UtahBlueDevil Alpine, UT
    March 26, 2018 11:57 a.m.

    @pragmatistferlife - I think you are spot on here. We don't have to be all alike to get along, less alone agree. It's what I loved about living outside of Utah where diversity is common, not something freakishly rare. You don't understand people you don't engage with.

    CBS news this morning highlighted an interesting study where in a workshop environment they got hardline conservatives and hardline progressives together. First one side discussed their beliefs, then defended them. Then the other side took their turn.

    At the end no one really changed their position, but rather came away understanding the others position, and most importantly understood that at the end of the day they were all working towards the same objectives. Safety, security, and opportunity. They no longer viewed the other as the 'enemy' but simply someone with a different perspective.

    Best example was an evangelical that has become deep friends with an Iranian muslim... finding they shared far more in common than they disagreed. This generation gets that.... I am so hopefully for out kids and grand kids.

  • pragmatistferlife Salt Lake City, UT
    March 25, 2018 9:12 a.m.

    I think one of the good news things about this generation that relates to the letter writers point is that these kids are willing to accept difference more than previous generations.

    Because they are less put off by difference they are better able to reach out and include.