Cultivating Good Controversy

In our culture, we’ve been taught not to talk about sex, politics or religion at the dinner table.  This mindset is widespread and prevents us from addressing divisive issues that need to be discussed.  In a recent TED Talk, Priya Parker warns that the human condition is as threatened by unhealthy peace as by unhealthy conflict.  Author of The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why It Matters, she believes that the best gatherings cultivate good controversy.  For those who are concerned about how the growing division in our nation is impacting our local schools and communities, this is an important video to watch.

 

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