AGREEABLE DISAGREEMENT


He who has learned to disagree without being disagreeable has discovered the most valuable secret of negotiation (Chris Voss).  Conflict and disagreement is inevitable.  It doesn’t have to be unpleasant or full of animosity.  Just because we do not agree with someone does not mean we have to be rude, disrespectful, or offended.  We can respectfully and calmly state our opinion or our disagreement in a friendly manner.  We do not have to dislike people we disagree with.  We do not have to see people as our enemy just because we have areas of conflicting opinions.  This is a great lesson and skill to master especially in this current time which seems to equate disagreement with automatic hate.  We can, and do, have areas of disagreement with many people we love, like, or otherwise esteem.

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