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How Do We Disagree?
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2 days ago
I think disagreement is a good thing-if we all agreed on everything there would be no room for change or improvement. The only way to grow is to be exposed to new ideas that differ from your own and walk away a different person. I think the important think to remember when disagreeing with something that I cannot accept is to remember just that-it is not my job to accept everything as truth. I need to be able to listen with an open mind and an open heart and really truly listen. If I disagree, that's just fine. But that doesn't mean I don't have a responsibility to listen.
2 days ago
Although disagreement has a negative stigma attached to it, I like to this of is as a positive thing (in moderation.) When I disagree with someone, it means I've really put though and effort into what they'e said and that I respect them enough to tell them the truth about how I feel. And disagreement sparks dialogue and deeper thought which eventually can spark change. Harmony is overrated; disagree once in awhile and see what happens!
3 days ago
As I've matured through college, I've learned to disagree mindfully. This means I listen first to the thoughts of others, sort through my thoughts next, and organize my arguments in a rational and logistical way. I try to disagree with kindness and respect, and use examples in my personal life to back up my arguments. When two parties are equally listening and internalizing each others' opinions, negotiation can be successful!
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