Monday, November 23, 2015
Positive Civility Requires a Thick Skin
Here is a good centrist idea:
To take a positive step toward creating civility in society, be relentlessly reasonable.
Have a thick skin.
Don't get upset over potential problems.
Cut other people some slack when they are insensitive or thoughtless. (You undoubtedly need the same slack cut for you sometimes.)
Too often we think of civility as consisting of what we do not do - not being extreme, not getting worked up over minor issues, not calling names.
I offer this idea as something that centrists (or anyone interested in civility) can do to actively promote the happy society.