Politics, social issues, ethics, religion and more — people love to share their point of view, whether in the professional media or in countless blogs, tweets and comment streams published online every day.
Many of the ways we choose to express our views often do more to amplify conflict than to create insight or solve problems. Exaggeration, hidden assumptions, cherry-picked data, personal attacks — these are just some of the many dysfunctions that undermine the way we communicate.
We believe it's important to share opinions in a way that focuses clearly on ideas rather than how we feel about the people who hold them, and to be systematic in the way we evaluate different points of view. You don't have to have all the answers to contribute — just a willingness to think, listen and ask questions.