We are all different with different habits, qualities, traits, strengths and weaknesses. In fact, each one of us is unique. This uniqueness means that we may not always agree about everything. There will be differences of opinion. These differences can best be settled by allowing people to voice their opinions and enabling ideas to mingle freely.
The basic requirement is an open mind. We must 'listen' to other peoples view point. At the same time we must have the ability to voice our opinions without hesitation. Disagreements should be settled peacefully. We should all try to play the role of peacemakers. This is particularly important today, as interdependence between the nations of the world and between people has increased manifold. We, therefore, need to understand the value of peaceful existence. Two people or two groups may have completely different views on the issue. They have two options.
They can either fight and have one of them win the argument. Or they can discuss the matter and come to a better understanding. The person who comes up with a peaceful solution is wiser and stronger. In relationships there must be room to differ and disagree. We should not let disagreements ruin them. People are more important than personal opinions, likes and dislikes.
It is everybody's responsibility to avoid and settle conflicts and to promote goodwill. You must take the first step. Do you know why? Because you are the only person you have control over.
Updated on: [December 02, 2017]