Speaking of General Discussion, what is important to having a good constructive discussion?
Me?, I think ‘Good Faith’ is at the top of the list,
and it demands not only a high degree of honesty,
but also a fundamental respect for each other, and a certain appreciation for the other’ life experiences.
Respect doesn’t mean liking or condoning or agreeing with, though it’s fun when that happens -
respect refers to acknowledging the humanity in each other along with the fallibility and foibles within ourselves.
Oh, and then there is the notion of being Duty-Bound -
I wonder what the younger crowd here thinks of feelings of responsibility towards others?
Very anti Ayn Randian libertarian think, still my self interest above all others seems such contemptuous empty existence.
No wonder so many are lost in the void - but it always seemed to me enlightened-self-interest requires love of and a sense of responsibility toward others, who ever they may be in your particular life.
It’s part of the human social fabric.
Of course, we’ve robbed them of their futures, so whatdoyah expect?