Great read @bradstokes, and timely. Nothing positive comes out of shooting other people and their ideas down and if people with disagreements followed your suggestions we might end up with better conversation. As an example, I would love to see a mature intelligent debate around the #noestimates movement. There’s strong opinions for and against, and I think a proper debate may spark some interesting discussion.
This topic is especially relevant in the States where our political climate has become so “us vs. them” and toxic that the two sides refuse to engage with each other in a productive manner. The two sides have more in common than they realize, and if they acknowledged that we might end up with more positive dialog. As for improving the quality of our elected politicians…I won’t hold my breath .