finding Balance

Here are a few pages that underscore the importance and approach of looking at both sides of an issue. By working together, we can agree to disagree on some things while finding common ground and shared vision on others:

http://www.bothand.org/ – Shifting the conversation of our national media.

So which is it, Tea Party = Occupy Wall Street or Tea Party Not Equal Occupy Wall Street? You decide. Or for fun, let Jon Stewart decide!

http://www.ehow.com/how_7666405_see-sides-conflict.html – For you newbies, here’s a quick tutorial on how to see both sides of a conflict. Warning: this has a Moderate difficulty level.

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what’s in store

With this blog, I plan to discuss and shed light on the polarities between various groups in our communities, specifically in regards to American social and political issues. As a moderate, I am fascinated by extreme(ish) viewpoints, their origins, and the people behind them. In a country that seems split 50/50 100% of the time, I can’t help but wonder how we might be able to build some consensus around certain issues and begin thriving again.

My initial thought for Near the Level is to attempt to uncover potentially hidden worldviews and mental models of our most prominent groups using recent news stories and perhaps long-standing controversies.

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