We are debating over whether to do it this way or that one. My way or his.
You’ve been there. Everyone has.
You see it your way, and your way makes the most sense for the world as you see it.
His way makes the most sense for his world, the world as he sees it.
If you budge, are you compromising something that’s ok to compromise, or are you compromising something that’s not ok to compromise?
He’s asking himself the same question.
Maybe there is another way to look at all this.
What are you trying to accomplish with your way? What is he trying to accomplish with his?
Can you do things his way and still achieve your underlying goals through other means? Can he consider things in a likewise fashion?
What about an altogether third way neither of you have considered?
If I know nothing else, I know the world has more options than arguments.
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