Worried about the holidays with your politically-opposite loved ones? We’ve got you covered!
Today, the amazingly talented Brad Montague and I are announcing our #HowToTalkPolitics series of instructional cartoons to help YOU have engaging conversations that don’t lead to throwing mashed potatoes — and might even lead to CHANGE!
We’ll be posting a new tip every day between now and Thanksgiving. Read them. Share them. Use them. These are scientifically and experientially backed strategies for having difficult conversations about difficult issues, even with difficult people. 😉
A few important overall 🚨DISCLAIMERS 🚨
1. This is hard. It’s called the high road not the easy road.
2. This is optional. You can NOT talk politics with your relatives. That’s okay. Talk about about something else. Even argue about something else, like whether Dirty Dancing was the best movie of the 20th century. This is if you want to talk politics AND do so in a way that doesn’t make them dig in their heels but potentially, overtime, change their minds. Which is what you want, right?
3. Remember: No one in the history of forever has been yelled at or hated into changing their mind. It doesn’t work that way. And it doesn’t make you feel good, either.
With that… HERE is the first tip in the series! 🙌