I’ve been trying to channel Walt Whitman’s wisdom, “Be curious, not judgmental,” but I confess I’m not always successful.
And, drawing on an old aphorism I used in my previous career — that if one person is asking, five more are wondering, I thought it would be interesting to have a conversation with someone who is genuinely trying to be curious across current political divides, both ideological and geographic.
Enter Stacy Snyder, Arlington potter and founder of Together Virginia, a PAC devoted to fostering conversations between Virginians with a particular focus on rural voters. Their goal is to encourage trust and understanding.
Which seemed like a grand place to start a conversation about curiosity and listening well…