The “Enemy”

{Note to self:}

The worst thing you can do when trying to win a argument is dehumanize your opponent. When you dehumanize them, you move away from understanding. When you can’t understand them, its harder to beat them (if that is in fact your goal) and you start to hate them. And when you hate them, your “victory” loses its purpose and becomes self-serving.

Get angry, be passionate, but make sure its grounded in love and not hate. Keep an open mind. There are people out there who are justified in their hate. People who have been recipients of mistreatment and violence their whole lives because of things outside of their control. Whether or not that hatred is productive is a different story. Take some of the burden off their shoulders if you can bear it.

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