“There is so much good in the worst of us, and so much bad in the best of us, that it ill behooves any of us, to say anything about the rest of us .”
This is so true and something I've been thinking a lot about lately. For example, it's maddening to have a "discussion" with someone who has a different opinion, but knows nothing about your side of a particular subject. There is no foundation to have a discussion.
Discuss and debate in a rational and non-defensive point of view or don't do it at all. If I don’t know about something, I can’t really have an opinion or true foundation for what I believe. We have no right to judge. In this day and age we need to be fully educated on "both sides" of a subject to have a conversation. We can’t judge or push others away who don’t agree with us, who don’t know any different, or were raised completely different than ourselves.