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Elizabeth Lesser:
Take "the Other" to lunch

TEDWomen 2010 · 11:08 · Filmed Dec 2010
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There's an angry divisive tension in the air that threatens to make modern politics impossible. Elizabeth Lesser explores the two sides of human nature within us (call them "the mystic" and "the warrior”) that can be harnessed to elevate the way we treat each other. She shares a simple way to begin real dialogue — by going to lunch with someone who doesn't agree with you, and asking them three questions to find out what's really in their hearts.

Writer, healer
For more than three decades, Elizabeth Lesser has worked with leading figures in the field of healing self and society. Full bio
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