Talk. Listen. Debate.

Below is my interpretation of what it’s like to have disagreements from baby to adulthood. It’s obviously not a representation of the whole population, but it does seem to be more prevalent in today’s current political climate.  Many people are feeling overwhelmed by it all at the moment, and are unable to recognize and understand the other persons point of view. I am guilty of this too.

Hit

Bite

Push

Scream

Cry

It will be better when

they can ask each other why.

 

Naughty!

Cheeky!

Bad boy!

It’s this!

Not true!

It’ll be better when

they listen to others points of view

 

Deplorable

Stupid

Troll

Blame

Hate

It’ll be better when

they learn to debate

 

Zealot

Snowflake

Extremist

Shut it!

Ban it!

It’ll be better when

they calmly transmit.

 

Troll

Fascist

Elitist

Scream

Cry

It will be better when

they can ask each other why.

 

Trump. Scottish Independence. Brexit. That’s what I’m being bombarded with at the moment and I’m becoming more aware of the Propaganda surrounding all.  The fake news is everywhere and many are taking it as proof of their own argument, not realising it may be untrue or irrelevant. Name calling doesn’t work (and I’m guilty of this). The only thing that works is listening to others points of view. Being analytical, trying to understand. Realising the propaganda machine is working on overdrive and hesitating/researching before clicking share, retweet and whatever else young folk use that I don’t have a clue about. We could try to engage in the debate and give them an understanding of our opinions whilst also listening to their side of the argument.  If not that, then what?  I’m out of ideas.

Here are two links to places that I believe (but who really knows anymore) are unbiased. If you know of any news sources you find trustworthy, then I would love you to let me know below:

www.factcheck.org

www.snopes.com

7 thoughts on “Talk. Listen. Debate.

  1. You’ve captured the futility well. It’s as if we’re constantly given chances to make progress only to then squander it. But as you highlighted, the problem arises (as we’ve seen in recent events) when people disagree on what constitutes progress!

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