“According to a recent survey, if you’re a democrat, theres a 60 percent chance that you view the Republican Party as a threat to the United States, and a 40 percent chance that you regard it as “downright evil.” If you’re a republican, the same odds apply to your perceptions of the Democratic Party. These are telling statistics, a warning that we’ve lit a fire under our divisive tribal tendencies and put our democracy at risk. More than that, weve put all future generations at risk by failing to come together to address our critical social, economic, and environmental challenges. ‘Difficult Conversations’ offers a framework for finding common ground and healing our divide. It does this by offering a new set of ‘survival’ strategies” that counter the instinctual fight, flee, or freeze survival drive reaction that difficult conversations often trigger.” Author Kerne Beare shares more about the three key strategies here.
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I grew up in the small town of Amesbury Massachusetts, 30mins north of Boston MA. I Spent most of my summers on Sebago Lake and thats where I fell in love with Maine. After working in many radio stations from Boston to Portland ME, I find myself here! Bangor, ME and I love it! I was Born early 90s and love the music we play! Feel free to reach me on social @MattyOnAir