I’m right. No, I’m right. “There can be no progress without head-on confrontation.” Let’s get ready to argueeeeee!
We all have disagreements, different points of view, and argue regularly. It’s human nature.
Arguing is fun, especially when you’re right! Let’s take two people arguing for example. Both people *may* have valid points. You spar back and forth for awhile countering each other’s points, each thinking they have the ‘kill shot’. Sometimes you veer off topic and focus on minutia of some of the statements the other is making without focusing on the core point.
We sometimes turn to friends or family, but can we really count on an objective opinion? Talking out of both sides of your mouth can lead to more arguing! Rumble! They may tell me I’m right, they may also tell my ‘opponent’ they’re right. Can we both be right with such wide differences of opinion? Certainly not. Can we both be partially right – absolutely. It does however boil down to a tweaked version of an age old Orwellian adage – ‘all people are right, but some are more right than others’.
Can people come to a consensus on their own? Sure. Do they? Not always, in fact some are willing to bow out, roll over and play dead just to appease the other party. Others walk away frustrated and ill tempered. Usually it ends up a stalemate, each holding their ground, unmovable, unresolved, a standoff.
Is there somewhere we can turn to get a neutral, objective, and fair resolution?