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Anticipate likely scenarios

If the situation gets out of control, it's often because of earlier mistakes. Play through possible scenarios mentally ahead of time, anticipate the most likely scenarios, and then repeat the process better the next time.

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Encourage socialization

Good connections are hard to come by and those opportunities shouldn't be put off for the 'right' time. Make time. Encourage others.

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Momentary perspective shifts

Everyone comes to a situation with a different mindset, and often different goals in mind. Seek other perspectives momentarily and realize there's more than one method.

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Filtered perspectives

There's no true unbiased approach. Keep others' perspectives in mind and work to adjust own filters to better match.

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Positive commonalities

Seemingly disparate groups often shared some common interests. Identify positive commonalities across traditional demographic groups.

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Identify common feelings

Division is the easy way. Go beyond, find commonalities, build new connections.

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Communicating the positive aspects of technology

It wasn't long ago that tech was overly revered. It's now overly criticized. Tech brings change, good and bad. Find good technology that enables others.

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Set clear guidelines

It's not right to expect others to understand boundaries. The stakes are high and bad habits lead to unintended consequences.

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Find commonalities and ask questions

Ask questions. Be interested in the commonalities.

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Overt positive experiences

Recognize frustration. Strive for better. Accept what is. Find the best in what is now. Overly communicate the positive. s

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