D is for Discussions and sometimes, it feels that it is the only thing I do. I feel it is important for people to be able to discuss issues together, by social networks and the more traditional methods, but it is often a harder task than people hope for.
Often people are singing the same song but with different words, so while people may actually agree on the same things, they may not be able to recognise it and this is often the cause of conflict. I have also found that to properly understand an issue, it is sometimes necessary to turn it on its head.
In my work, especially on social care issues, there is certainly a lot to discuss and I enjoy challenging current viewpoints to bring people’s understanding forward.