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It is common to disagree with peers, friends, family members and even strangers. Normally, it is harmless banter and one gets along fine with people with a different taste in pizza or a basketball team.
Certain political, religious, or cultural disagreements have a huge polarizing effect, something which is potent enough to destroy friendships and form lifelong enmity.
Divisive topics, especially politics and religion, are by definition loaded with subjectivity and have no worldwide consensus.
This creates an inherent threat in the participant, as the moral, religious, and political values start to lose ground, creating anxiety and extreme reactions, like unfriending or blocking the person having a different point of view.
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Making the effort to understand another person demonstrate a deep degree of caring even in the context of disagreement.
Surprise them by agreeing to take care of a chore you usually protest/avoid; offer to accompany them on something you usually take a pass on; or surprise them with something they care about.
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