I will be so happy when the mid-term elections are over. The constant bombardment of ads, telephone calls and commercials, most of them negative, has left me election fatigued and disheartened by the level of acrimony. I teach my son that when talking with someone who has a different opinion regarding important issues, always remember that they are equally passionate about their viewpoint. Take time to respectfully consider another perspective.
My favorite thing that I have recently heard in this season of political frenzy:
"I disagree with you, but I'm pretty sure you're not Hitler."