I try to be honest.

I try to be forthright.

I try not to be a coward.

But some people try to intimidate us and exert power over us.

They make it hard for us.

That’s not my style.

I believe in open, honest conversation.

I believe in creating a safe space.

I believe in listening, communicating, staying calm, and being respectful.

I believe in being mature adults.

I don’t want to hurt people, upset people, and anger people just like I don’t want people to hurt me, upset me, and anger me.

If we remain cool and we behave like mature adults, we could have difficult conversations.

People would more likely come forward, be honest, and speak freely and truthfully.

I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to have a one-sided conversation with a bully.