You know you are going to be discussing politics with your relatives this Thanksgiving. It is unavoidable in most cases. Here is my sage advice 🙂
Follow the Four Agreements
- Be Impeccable with your word. – Have your facts straight and say what you mean and mean what you say.
- Do not make assumptions. – Ask questions of those who take a view counter to yours. It may give both parties insight when questions are posed versus making statements.
- Do not take things personally. – You will only make yourself ill and that is going to make the opponent believe they have won the debate. Indigestion sucks after a great meal!
- Do the best you can. – You are not going to achieve perfection, no matter how hard you try. Catch yourself when you fail on 1, 2 or 3 above and start over.
Wishing you all a Happy Thanksgiving!