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Why it's worth listening to people you disagree with | Zachary R. Wood

Why it's worth listening to people you disagree with | Zachary R. Wood

Update: 2019-07-1099
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We get stronger, not weaker, by engaging with ideas and people we disagree with, says Zachary R. Wood. In an important talk about finding common ground, Wood makes the case that we can build empathy and gain understanding by engaging tactfully and thoughtfully with controversial ideas and unfamiliar perspectives. "Tuning out opposing viewpoints doesn't make them go away," Wood says. "To achieve progress in the face of adversity, we need a genuine commitment to gaining a deeper understanding of humanity."
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jordan roth

This was a disappointing Ted talk. He failed to do the one thing his talk was about. At no point did his views change based on actually hearing someone else's view point, instead he just kept on trying to push his own.

Jul 14th
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Chris Johnson

People like you are the reason there is this perpetual cycle of discrimination against people of colour. Go get a life you ignorant piece of ­čĺę.

Jul 14th
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Michael Grimes

as we evolve do we

Apr 21st
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Why it's worth listening to people you disagree with | Zachary R. Wood

Why it's worth listening to people you disagree with | Zachary R. Wood

Zachary R. Wood