Sunday Inspiration: Choosing Curiosity

Choosing curiosity

“The cycle of degenerating discourse
won’t stop if we insist that people we disagree with
must first behave the way we want them to …
The cycle stops when we recognize our responsibility
to treat each other with the dignity
with which we expect to be met.
It stops when we choose to replace condemnation
with curiosity, invective with inquiry.”

Jenny Martinez, now the provost at Stanford University. (This came up after students threatened and shouted at a conservative judge who was a speaker there.)


  1. Terry Guerra on August 27, 2023 at 8:43 am

    So true!

  2. Joan Leopold on August 27, 2023 at 6:54 pm

    Thank you for sharing that, Emilie. I can’t understand people who lash out at those with differing opinions.

  3. Linda Townsend on August 30, 2023 at 9:32 am

    How encouraging to see an educator teaching this important life lesson. Thank you for sharing.

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