I like to talk to people with differing opinions as long as they are coming from this perspective. But it’s so, so rare! I had someone kind of flame me today and I wasn’t sure why. Turns out he misunderstood what I said and apologized and we had this real adult human moment and it was so rare that I just praised the hell out of him because this happens so rarely, you just gotta reinforce it. I’ve often joked that I’d like to teach a course in civil disagreement but the rub is that the people who need it aren’t the ones who would take it.

Dispelling cultural myths with research-driven stories. My favorite word is “specious.” Not fragile like a flower; fragile like a bomb! Twitter @ElleBeau

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