Talking to People You Disagree with Is Real #Adulting

On this week’s episode, I start off with a story about why service workers should never earn $15 an hour, an opinion shaped by a horrendous Pizza Hut experience.

Then, I talk about two encouraging stories of unlikely groups coming together and starting vital dialogues. First, the Mizzou College Republicans and a black fraternity; Second, Samantha Bee and Glenn Beck. Using those stories as a backdrop, I express how vital it is for us to expand our networks by talking to the very people we disagree with like adults.

Finally, I finished the episode with a plea for all young conservatives: preserve our ideology, challenge Republicans in power, and stay engaged.

About Stephen N. Perkins

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Stephen N. Perkins envisions a world where individuals are empowered to fulfill their God-given potential, collaborate with others, and take ownership in the well-being and success of their communities. He helps emerging leaders inspire others and influence change. Stephen founded OUTSET in 2014 and currently serves as the network's Editor-in-Chief. He primarily writes about civic and political engagement, education, media, and culture. He also hosts a self-titled podcast on which he speaks to young conservative leaders in activism, business, and media. In addition to OUTSET, Stephen is a communications specialist and leadership coach. Originally from Houston, Stephen now lives and works in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex.