Twenty Things We Should Say More Often (Part 18)

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Today we are going to talk about #4 on our list of things we should say more often.

I disagree with you, but I still like you as a person who is a human being and I will treat you like that because if I didn’t, it would make everything bad and that’s what lots of people do and it’s lame.  It’s OK to disagree, but don’t be mean.

Leave it to a kid to say something so spot on.  Sometimes I really think that kids really do know this the best.  Somehow, as we grow older, we can tend to lose this innate sense of right and wrong.  As adults, we can get so filled with pride and want to be right, that when someone disagrees with us, we tend to get mean and angry towards that person.  We should not do that.

The world is filled with different ideas and opinions.  It is what gives our world flavor.  Just because someone does not agree with us, it does not mean that they are wrong.  It just means that they have a different way of looking at things.

It is OK to disagree.  But when you disagree be nice about it.  Be respectful of the other person and their opinion.  Treat the person as an equal and don’t look down on them just because they don’t agree with them.

Our world would be a very boring place if everyone had the exact same thoughts.  New and different ideas have the ability to open our minds and broaden our scope of understanding.  But this can only happen if we are open to receiving the new ideas and opinions.  Be a person who is open and not closed-minded.

Our assignment this week is to react in a positive and uplifting manner when someone disagrees with something we have said or done.  Treat them with respect and show that you value their opinion.  You may even learn something in the process.

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