We were posed a question. Yes or No? Defend it.
We defended it. Die hard defended it. To the point of emotive words and condescensions. To the point where emotion interrupted listening.
Even though we all really agreed upon the issue. Were all like-minded. Were participating in a constructed exercise.
The question was the wrong question. It drove us apart.
Argument isn’t yes or no, black or white. It’s a myriad of gray. Let’s stop bowing to the wrong question and the rhetoric that surrounds it. If we pose the right questions, we can arrive at alternate solutions and explore every shade of gray in between.