I am willing to work toward ideal harmonious discourse, but I don't anticipate perfection. I think often emotions and conflict get in the way of ideal/harmonious discourse, but are also useful and appropriate. Sometimes emotions lead to domination of conversation, and questioning of others motives. Folks can have a tough time accepting views that do not match with their experience/biases. I dont anticipate that all members of the group including myself will acheive ideal at all times
My answer is an affirmative yes. We are all so different. I want to know how my peers think, and want to know how that compares to my own perspectives and understandings. Is there someone who thinks just like me?
I do believe that coming together and trying to be genuinely open to new ideas is an important aspect of discussion. What I won't be willing to do is stand by and watch someone use that space to harm others.