Am I brave enough to be a better angel?

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Am I brave enough to be a better angel? I actually registered for Braver Angels a few years ago, but I was too frustrated to proceed. An old professional contact saw my name on the list and called, wondering if I might be ready to talk now.

Other than during my intramural boxing class or my best friend’s single slug on the second grade playground — I’ve never been in a fistfight. I guess I’m a lover, not a fighter.

Consequently, I’ve been shocked at my readiness to go to war against my enemies — and even more so to discern my enemies are … my fellow Americans.

Perhaps it’s because I love my country so or I feel so misunderstood and polarized . So when an acquaintance called to invite me to engage with  Braver Angels, I thought it might be time to listen. Isn’t love the answer after all?

– Chris Schroder, The 100 Companies