Today’s episode of At Home Diaries is our World of Strategy podcast. Every Friday we are looking at the world around us for strategies that effect us positively or negatively on a daily basis. On today’s episode we are exploring extreme opinions. A polarization effect I was first introduced to years ago when I was accused of being a “fence sitter” on social issues and coldly reminded that “the devil owns the fence.”
When I’m online or spending time with people, one thing is apparent, we’ve forgotten how to disagree. It’s a rare universe that exists where everyone shares the same worldview and all the opinions and beliefs that come with any given worldview.
There’s a strategic value to intentionally choosing a middle ground instead of leaning to one extreme over another. It gives you even footing to be able to discuss complicated issues in a diplomatic and fair way.
Unfortunately, where many arguments fail is not “what you’re saying but how you’re saying it.” The old adage. Learning to sit on the fence on issues can be the first step to eliminating fences all together.
Links from the Episode
Questions to Ask Yourself
Why is fence sitting perceived as simply not making a choice?
Is making the choice the problem or the choice itself the problem?
Do you take extreme sides on opinions to the point where it’s hurting your relationships?
Episode Duration: 18:54