Five Fingers, Open Hand
Not everyone wants to deal with conflict in the first place, let alone listen to a different perspective. Especially one that goes against their beliefs or ruffles their worldview.
Those who resist having conversations with others outside their "tribe" are not stupid or wrong. One thing seems clear, though: The people who are least willing to have conversations with people outside their tribe stand to benefit the most.
The benefits? Less anger, stress, anxiety, and worry that can lessen their physical and psychic pain. Also more tolerance, some understanding, and a bit more empathy helps remind us that we belong to one another. We really are connected. One Tribe.
Here are five tips, reposted from a longer Medium article I wrote this month.