The Participation Blog

Can Radical Positions and People Ever Change?

Dealing with the level of public conflict and abject hate that we all enjoy in the U.S. these days is no easy task; in fact, with true zealots, it feels impossible. How can you influence people’s supposedly irrational beliefs and behavior when how they feel is so visceral, so engrained that it’s actually their identity – it’s who they are. There’s so much more to dissect around understanding people’s outrage, ego and greed than we have space for here – we can talk about it next time I see you – but this clip from Starts With Us provides some insight and hope