Debate healthier for North Bay than argument
to the editor: it’s election time again, and with it comes criticism and condemnations.
From presidential to municipal elections, negativity is a common theme.
however, negativity does not bring people together; it drives them apart. Nor does it lead to solutions and compromise.
the deepest principle of human nature is the craving to be appreciated. People want to be motivated, inspired and passionately collaborative.
instead of condemning people, let’s try to understand them. Politicians, whether or not you agree with their ideology, believe they are representing us for the right reasons.
if we can put aside our own thoughts, opinions and wants to truly see things from another person’s perspective, we can achieve an even stronger community.
instead of arguing, we must acknowledge their importance through reflection and consideration. disagreements are inevitable, but let’s put stock into informative and respectful debate, rather than falling prey to meaningless argument.
Listen first, look for common ground, and genuinely think over the opposition’s ideas. the world is full of people who are selfseeking, so let us work together and strive to be better.
individuals who unselfishly try to serve others are a boon to our community and something we should all strive to become no matter our role in this great city.
Marcus Tignanelli is a North Bay council candidate.