Respect

Having a chat with one of my boys yesterday, we talked about not always agreeing with others, and that a variety of opinions, views and beliefs is what makes the world go round.

We talked about it being fine to express an opinion, it is okay to disagree and that sharing views is great.

Providing it is done in a respectful manner.

It is not okay to ridicule, condemn or disregard someone who has a different view to your own.

Don’t be condescending or rude. Listen. Hear them out. Their view is important.

And their belief that they are “right” is quite possibly every bit as strong as yours.

Don’t minimize them.

Disagree. But don’t disrespect.

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