Things YOU Can Do To Help Blog
This blog contains posts highlighting things everyone--not just powerful people, not just important or rich people--but everyone of us --can do to help limit the dynamics that lead to destructive and intractable conflicts.
A chronological listing of the most recent posts.
Conflict Isn't a Spectator Sport
Political conflict isn't a spectator sport--in a democracy we all have the responsibility to get involved in a constructive way.
Give People a Chance to Surprise You
Respect: "A Silver Bullet?
The Quest for Total Victory is a Recipe for Defeat
Use a mediator's "tricks" to more effectively address conflicts on your own.
Pick Your Fights--Let Things Go When You Can
Fights cost lots and may be lost! If you can live and let live, it is often much better for all.
Try Collaboration First!
If we dig below positions, we often can collaborate with "our enemies" to the benefit of all.
Listen To and Talk With (not to) the Other Side
Even if you think you know what the other side thinks, you likely don't--and they don't know you either.
A complete listing of all currently available "Things You Can Do To Help" posts.
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- Contribute: We also welcome suggestions of other topics for this blog and information about your work that relates to this effort overall.