It’s ridiculous how grown people argue (or worse) with abandon over political entrenchments, seeing the one who disagrees as an enemy. God, help me not do that, because it can be a slippery slope.
It’s okay to disagree as long as it’s done with respect. It’s okay to present a different perspective, as long as we are willing to listen to different perspectives. There is always some kind of common ground where we can meet each other. It might be hard to find, but it’s there. When we find our common ground, whether it’s children, music, dogs, caring, or just being human, we can begin to work together.
Thanks to Lauren for today’s #JusJoJan prompt: “ridiculous.” Just jot it January is brought to us by our host, Linda Hill. For more info, visit Linda’s post HERE.
January 16, 2022 at 12:53 pm
Being respectful about having different opinions is important. Thank you for gentle way of moving us all towards common ground.
January 16, 2022 at 8:20 pm
You’re welcome! Thank you for understanding. I wrote this to remind myself, too.
January 16, 2022 at 4:54 pm
It’s a slippery slope, indeed, when we demonize others who don’t share opposing views, opinions, and beliefs. When my own dearly beloved son joined the opposing camp, I was forced to take stock of my negative response towards others who did not share my reality of the world. Finding common ground is not difficult when we are able to connect with our shared humanity.
January 16, 2022 at 8:47 pm
You and I have some things in common with our sons. My daughter has developed similar leanings to the right. They have helped me learn to be gentler in my responses and efforts to understand. It’s kind of funny (ironic?) that my conservative parents probably had the same challenges with me. I’m thankful that my children at least share my love and respect for Mother Earth and creation. I hope you and your son can enjoy each other’s company.
January 17, 2022 at 12:41 pm
Indeed, there is still lots to be thankful for 🙂
January 17, 2022 at 6:40 am
January 17, 2022 at 9:19 pm
Thank you, Derrick.
January 18, 2022 at 2:09 am
Agreeing to disagree politely as its own grace.
Good one, JoAnna.
January 18, 2022 at 8:28 pm
Grace is the perfect word for it. Thank you, Natasha.
January 19, 2022 at 12:44 am
Thank you dear JoAnna. Apologise for the typo. 🙂
January 19, 2022 at 8:35 pm
No need to apologize. We all have typos now and then. 🙂
January 19, 2022 at 7:21 am
Thank you for sharing!!.. unfortunately there are elements of today’s world societies who have a closed minded ideology, often times driven by fear… especially in the world of religion… “The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom” (Isaac Asimov)… hopefully, with today’s technology, this world can come to a better understanding and accept one another as who they are and make this “third rock from the sun” a better place.. 🙂
Until we meet again..
May love and laughter light your days,
and warm your heart and home.
May good and faithful friends be yours,
wherever you may roam.
May peace and plenty bless your world
with joy that long endures.
May all life’s passing seasons
bring the best to you and yours!
January 19, 2022 at 9:03 pm
That science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom” is something I’ve been concerned about for many years. Oh, how I hope and pray our societal understanding will catch up soon. Thank you for your thoughts, Larry. Blessings, to you.