In my encounters with other people, especially challenging encounters that tackle tenuous issues where there may be tension or disagreement, I try to keep in mind the other person, and I try to be curious about Who They Are:
- What do they fear?
- What do they believe?
- What do they need?
There is also a consideration of Who Can They Become:
- Which doors can I open?
- How can I support them?
- What will they leave behind?
I try to remember we are more alike than we are different.