A Good Argument
We often think of “argument” purely in the negative sense, but what about how one chooses to argue for something that is important?
Who do you know who can explain multiple sides of an issue in a way that values those who think differently?
Try taking a topic that is important to you, and see if you can succinctly explain the position of those who feel differently. Your goal is to describe that position, even if it isn’t one you agree with. Can you do this without adding commentary about how you feel?
A Brief But Spectacular take on debate and democracy by PBS on YouTube (3:20)
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