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. It includes a series of short posts explaining each idea, links to additional information, and supporting Infographics.
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A chronological listing of the most recent posts.
Infographic: See the Conflict's Complexity
Infographic: Give People a Chance to Surprise You
A simple idea to improve relationships.
Infographic: Respect: "A Silver Bullet?
Infographic: The Quest for Total Victory is a Recipe for Continuing Strife
Coexistence offers a better path for everyone.
Don't Take the "Hate Bait"
Hate begets hate, fear, anger, and eventually violence. Don't fall into the trap! And if you are in, climb out!
Practice (and Preach) Civility in Public and Private Discourse
Incivility begets more of the same, while civil discourse can help de-escalate conflict and improve relationships.
Seek Co-existence, Not Total Victory
The demand for total victory is a recipe for continuing and deepening strife--co-existence is essential for peace.
Infographic: 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.