Some true statements

It is true that if you disagree with someone, it is still a good idea to try to understand why that person hold the views with which you disagree.

It is true that if you are going to try to convince someone to come around to your point of view, you will have better luck if you treat her/him with respect than if you shout at and insult her/him.

It is true that if someone is shouting at you and calling you names, it is hard to respect that person and not treat her/him in kind.

It is true that what you see as a disagreement, difference of opinion, or different point of view may seem to another person, based upon her/his life experience to be a real threat to her/his mental or physical safety.

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