The root of conflict is not feeling heard
Show the other party empathy. Validate their concern and give them your full attention.
Above all else, people want to know they are being heard. Every argument is about "Did you see me? Did you hear me?"
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If the answer is unsatisfactory, reframe the question or ask a follow-up question.
The ability to be direct about desiring clarification is a skill we can benefit from.
Before you have any conversation about hard topics, find areas of alignment.
In order to have an effective conversation, don't ask a question the other person is not willing to answer. When you desire a certain outcome, see where your goals and theirs align.
For centuries, virtually every country in the western world had some sort of king and royal family.
Some people in republics like France or the United States will say that clever people grew out of them. Monarchy lovers will respond that really clever countries kept their monarchies. They argue that royal families embody their country's human roots and identity. Brave kings and queens often become symbols of their nation's unity in times of war or crises.
List anything that you love about the world and the people in your life. Think about any activities that get you excited and enthusiastic and make you feel most alive. This can be absolutely anything: music, sports, cooking, teaching others, learning, watching movies—anything. Within your love for these things lies deep passion.
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