238: The Worst Problem in the World and the Environment

October 28, 2019 by Joshua
in Podcast

Here are the notes I read from for this episode. I’ve talked about what I call The Worst Problem in the World for about ten years, so I’m used to it and worked from scarce notes.

  • The problem
  • Example: Germans and Jamaicans
  • In environment: people say others don’t care
  • Makes people feel misunderstood, disengage, makes you seem judgmental
  • Repels people we want to help most
  • What to do instead: respond with curiosity
  • When I don’t understand someone, I can learn from them
  • My multi-month conversation with a skeptic taught me more about my understanding than with any supporter
  • More than improve understanding about environment, helped me improve my ability to lead others

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