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The Choice to End the Argument

Have you ever been in a "heated discussion" with someone whose view seemed to be the very opposite from your own? Of course, we all have. What's difficult for us to understand at times like these is that we might not be totally correct. Or, we might not fully understand what the other person means by the words they are saying.

But, just remember this...you can make the choice to end the argument. That doesn't mean that you concede your point. Rather, it means that you take the initiative to tone things down, to talk in a calmer voice, to ask questions so that you can better understand and to discuss the matter in a more mature way.

As the old saying goes, "the truth is in the middle somewhere." But, it takes a good choice, on someone's part, to have a chance to find it.

There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them. Denis Waitley