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1, Apr 2, 2012

Seeking Common Grounds and Let Go Minor Differences

Filed under: Emotional Intelligence — admin @ 12:00 am

It means seeking common ground on large issues and let go minor differences among people.

I have found from my role as contributing columnist there are some people who seem in their nature very antagonistic. No matter what you write, they can always pick a fight and come up with something very negative. And very often they comments are full of personal attacks like this “This pundit is incorrect again. (for the umpteenth time IMO)”

When I talked to my daughter about this, I summed up the damaging effects of such negativity.
(1) It creates a rather unpleasant reading experience. I always feel dreadful reading these comments.
(2) It put people on the defensive as soon as you start attacking them.
(3) Worst of all, be antagonistic never helps clarify the issue.
(4) It only serves to fuel up negative feelings against each other.

I think of daily interactions with people and I think of this Chinese saying.

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