In today's hyper-polarized and tribal society, we can turn the tide of rising rancor and deepening division by starting new conversations that bridge dividesmove from 'us vs. them' to 'me and you.' A healthy society cannot survive amidst increasing attacks on the humanity of our neighbors because they see the world differently. We don't always need to compromise or agree but we can gain a new understanding of other perspectives. Our shared future depends on it. Each person who listens first to understand tips the scales toward a stronger future for our nation. In conversations—and the relationships they build—is hope for mending the frayed fabric of America by bridging divides.