Six Elements of a Healthy D.E.B.A.T.E.

Seventeen seconds of hideous audio prompted me to write this article.

That a town hall meeting in Utah could devolve into boos and jeers so shortly after it began perhaps shouldn’t be surprising given what we saw last fall on the national stage — not to mention the daily deluge of verbal boxing matches masquerading as news. (Not sure if this clip from 2014 is still “the worst;” it now seems pretty standard.)

We’re surrounded by examples of destructive arguments rather than healthy debate about…

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Piper Hendricks

Piper Hendricks

Stubborn Optimist. Pondering Nomad. Not-yet-recovered Workaholic, but working hard on that. I write about wellness, balance, words, being real, and being human.