When I have a conversation, especially one that's online and lacks facial cues and context, here's what I promise to bring to the table, especially if we have unaligned or differing perspectives:
My perspective in most conversations is deeply rooted in the fact that I care about people's safety, health, well-being and ability to live their best life within the constraints of what I consider basic moral principles (what we do as humans shouldn't harm others mentally, emotionally, spiritually or physically). I want to create spaces for all people to feel included, safe and able to dream big. A significant part of this is to explore to understand and to reduce the burdens imposed by our current systems.
When I approach a conversation it will always be from the mindset that I want to see the picture as big and as detailed as possible. Oftentimes this comes in the form of genuine exploratory quotations (not Socratic method questions) and I appreciate when people engage in those questions with an open mind and kindness, knowing that I'm trying to see the world as close to the way they do.