The US needs to grow up
Saturday, March 26, 2016 by Dave Winer

On Twitter, earlier I wrote that the United States needs a good therapist. I'd like to add that the United States also needs to grow up.

Growing up means seeing that there are other people who are not corrupt or evil or weak who just have a different point of view.

Our system of government is set up so that if you want to get anything done, you must listen to other people and consider their needs. Give a little to get a little. You'll never get all that you want. And that's a good thing.

Too many people belong to the My Way Or The Highway Party. They're tired of being politically correct or they're feeling the bern, whatever it is, they've found a reason they don't have to listen. And that's not actually going to work.

The key is to listen. Listen especially carefully to things you don't want to hear. That's where our country comes together. That's where growing up happens.