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Elizabeth Lesser: Take "the Other" to Lunch by Elizabeth Lesser

Elizabeth Lesser: Take "the Other" to Lunch

by Elizabeth Lesser

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Author, activist, and Omega Institute co-founder Elizabeth Lesser talks about the importance of sitting down and talking with "the other", referring to those people who you might consider your enemies or your ideological opposites. As a liberal activist she tells of her lunch with a conservative tea party activist and how they both felt the other side demonized their side. In reality they acknowledged that the harsh rhetoric of the fringes of either side really didn't apply to anyone that the both of them knew. Listen to her interesting experiment which she challenges each of us to do.


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There's an angry divisive tension in the air that threatens to make modern politics impossible. Elizabeth Lesser explores the two sides of human nature within us (call them "the mystic" and "the warrior”) that can be harnessed to elevate the way we treat each other. She shares a simple way to begin real dialogue -- by going to lunch with someone who doesn't agree with you, and asking them three questions to find out what's really in their hearts.


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