Winning Friends and Saving Lives
Meehan, Mary, The Human Life Review
I grew up in a home where we fiercely debated great issues of the day around the dinner table. Excelling in stubbornness and sheer fighting spirit, we were another version of the Fighting Irish.
Our lively arguments taught us that current events were important and that we should have some passion about them. Yet there were disadvantages in our free-for-alls. Each of us was so eager to win arguments that we didn't listen carefully to others' points of view, or discuss issues in such a way that we all learned more about them. Nor were we adept at persuading (as opposed to bludgeoning) others to our position.
As we matured, we learned that a quiet discussion is often more …
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Publication information: Article title: Winning Friends and Saving Lives. Contributors: Meehan, Mary - Author. Magazine title: The Human Life Review. Volume: 29. Issue: 1 Publication date: Winter 2003. Page number: 44. © Not available. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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