I grew up in a household where my parents argued - a lot. Consequently, I don’t engage in arguments nor like to be around argumentative people. It always seems such a waste of time and energy. I focus on myself and endeavor to be the best expression of me. To live the Golden Rule - treat others the way I wish to be treated.
No one wants the school marm finger in their face—and I immediately think of Elizabeth Warren. Really listening IS a gift. Hilary Clinton calling right wingers the deplorables played right into Trump’s hands. All Trumpers are not necessarily racist but they are anti-elitist.
And I need to work on this more than anyone.