Communication during a debate
Answer the following:
Describe a time when you could not reach an agreement with someone on an issue that is considered to be controversial to the public. The issue should display an opposing debate that has some degree of emotional charge from politics, ethics, philosophy, or religious beliefs. This can be from any life experience.
During the disagreement, did one or both parties follow any of these rules? Which rule? How was this helpful to the outcome?
During the disagreement, did one or both parties NOT follow any of these rules? Which rule? How was this harmful to the outcome?
Did either of you shut down communication? Was ending the conversation a good choice? Why or why not?
Why is communication important when working through a controversial issue?