How do you find commongrround with the opposite camp?
I am reading an excellent book called "Passion Capital" by Paul Alof. in it is Rockefeller's creed and I truly never thought Rockefeller and I would find common ground. I am not impressed by the manner in which he accumulated his wealth - he is one of th eprimo robber barons and yet I resonate with his personal creed -even if I think it is an attempt by hired PR people to redeem his reputation.
So having said this: Can you find common ground with someone you never thought you could? If so, will you tell us about it, please? Our world needs this skill very badly so let's work to develop it.
Closing Statement from Debra Smith
Finding common ground is possible with people who utterly disagree with you IF there is good will and humour involved in your transactions, Some great suggestions were made below by the repsondents which I heartily thank for their participation.
Suggestions include: try to view the person from the perspective of the basics- they are just people like you.
- share information you might realize that the other does not have
- expressa apreciation for the other - there must be something even if it is only a shared love of iced tea!
-remember when a person is kind - this gives insight to build upon
- discoer a shared passion
-consider the evidence. Most of us aqre not in possession of it all.
Thanks again to every participant.