- Know biases. Acknowledge that I am subjected to many cognitive distortions.
- Work against biases. When forming an opinion try to find credible sources that disagree with it.
- In a debate, it helps to make people restate the opposite view. From Why facts don't change our minds
In a study conducted in 2012, they asked people for their stance on questions like: Should there be a single-payer health-care system? Or merit-based pay for teachers? Participants were asked to rate their positions depending on how strongly they agreed or disagreed with the proposals. Next, they were instructed to explain, in as much detail as they could, the impacts of implementing each one. Most people at this point ran into trouble. Asked once again to rate their views, they ratcheted down the intensity, so that they either agreed or disagreed less vehemently. Tip from
Instead of looking like a war let’s look at it like a puzzle we try to solve together