Putting aside the arguments about vaccination, I’m more interested in how we treat each other as humans, how we manage respectful debate and how we handle different opinions without resorting to bullying and isolation.
Surely there are ways to have healthy and inclusive discussions without being demeaning or dehumanising.
Maybe if we got off our high horses from time to time, we might find the opinions of others illuminating. We don’t need to share them, not at all, but we do need to let people have them.
So you can imagine my interest was piqued by this interesting article, which shows that if we actually took the time to look and listen, we’d find most non-vaccinating parents aren’t even who we think they are.