Welcome The Struggle
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We’re Each UniqueNo two people see the world the same, not even twins born moments apart, raised by the same parents within the same household. That’s the richness of being human: we are each unique. It’s little wonder there is disagreement among us! We each have different perspective of what’s going on around us. In fact, our individual perspectives—or lifeviews—are neurologically informed by our individually unique life experiences. Our lifeviews serve as personalized filters for how we take in and make sense of information, thereby producing individual and unique understanding and interpretation of the very same information. We naturally see and interpret things differently, making disagreement inevitable.
Conflict Isn’t the Problem
Conflict itself isn’t a problem. The problem is how we choose to deal with it! Most of us have learned through our experiences that conflict is difficult, often resulting in winners and losers. It is no surprise that many try to avoid conflict altogether. If we’re likely to disagree, why engage? If we must, it is easy to rely on ambiguous language to steer clear of a confrontation. Others like to take conflict head-on with the goal of overcoming dissenting points of view. Those who disagree are seen as “opponents” in a fight to win or lose. Still others opt to accommodate or give in to the other, without ever challenging a different point of view.