I am grateful for…
- A vocal email
- Dinner with my work people
- Bedding down for a night in
1) Today, I received a, shall we say, strongly worded email.
It was among the first I’ve received. It was based on my blog here. I was very surprised.
Words, man. Words can send people over the moon or straight into hell. This was leaning toward the latter.
I was ashamed. I was angry. But, I remembered all of my lessons of the last few weeks:
- Christopher Hitchens
- Milo Yiannopolous
- Richard Dawkins
- Sam Harris
- Neil degrasse Tyson
- Noam Chomsky
How they comport themselves, how they work with words against unimaginable blow back.
I decided to engage.
I said them you to the vinegar, treating it like spice instead of poison.
I asked why they felt the way that they did and was genuinely surprised at what they said.
In the end, I won’t say we were friendly, but we were more neutral.
It was a place that no one in my support group that we could achieve. It just n means that at this time if polarization we can still find a middle.