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 people are free to fulfill their God-given potential, collaborate with others, and take ownership in their communities. His mission is to help emerging leaders inspire others and influence change. Stephen founded OUTSET in 2014 as a venue for smart commentary on politics and culture from the next generation of conservative voices. His writing centers around changes within conservative politics, with an emphasis on individual liberties, technology, entrepreneurship, media, and civic engagement. Outside of OUTSET, Stephen can be found enjoying a cigar, red wine, or a drive in his Jeep Patriot named Reagan. Originally from Houston, Stephen now lives and works in the DFW metroplex.