|Find balance in your own life|
and you can be well balanced with others
Agreeing To Disagree...
I don’t know where the phrase came from and I don’t even care to look it up. In my life, there are few things that get close to the area of “I truly hate that;” the phrase “Let’s agree to disagree” is one of them.
Agreeing to disagree is not agreeing. It’s a way of saying, “Stop talking because I don’t want to hear your ideas, opinions or facts.” It’s also a way to say, “This meeting is over, let’s go and have a drink.”
I like to think, and I prefer to do so critically which requires that I have more than one thought, otherwise you are pooling ignorance, because as my mother used to say, “Inbreeding does not give birth to genius.”
Because I don’t like to erase a tape without providing a new thought, let me offer you this;
Instead of agreeing to disagree, let’s agree that we are on the same team.
When we agree that we are on the same team, in the same boat and working towards the same goals, both parties can realize that we may be on two different streets for now, but the common goal will get us to the same place.
I’m pretty sure that if there was some kind of alien invasion, we would not have blacks and whites, Republicans and Democrats, gays and straights; we’d have a human race.
We don’t need to wait until we are under attack. We don’t need a common antagonist; we don’t have to look for the enemy of our enemy to make friends.
Let’s decide to agree that we are on the same team, working towards a common goal. You may get their through a church or meditation, public service or even work, but let’s all get there together.
Be you, be well, be on the team.
Bertice Berry, PhD.