A Case Study on How to Disagree, Productively

I enjoyed watching this conversation between Hotep Jesus and Scott Adams on the topics of the day.

A big reason I enjoyed it is because it showed two people keep a conversation civil and productive when they disagreed.

They agreed on a lot. By rough estimate, maybe 70%.

But, there were points where they disagreed and neither became agitated or frustrated and fell back on tactics that are too common in today’s discourse — like calling each other names, misrepresenting the other’s viewpoint of shutting the other off, entirely.

That is something that you don’t see often enough.

When they disagreed they asked the other to state their case, listened and thoughtfully responded. In a couple of instances, each changed their mind about something as they took a way of thinking about information that they had not previously considered.

Well done!