Diversity and independence are important because the best collective decisions are the product of disagreement and contest, not consensus or compromise. - James Surowiecki, The Wisdom of Crowds #quote #diversity
C.S. Lewis would not allow disagreement to become personal. He could always distinguish the man from the man’s opinion, and he knew the difference between an argument and a quarrel. Truth was ultimately at stake, and truth mattered to him... (essay by Michael Ward)
One of the most frustrating feelings in a marriage or disagreement in any relationship is the thought of an insincere apology. In his book “When Sorry isn’t enough” Gary Chapman teaches on different apology languages and how adding certain components to your apology can help the offended party feel it’s more sincere. This is a brief summary and a real life example of how a carefully crafted apology can help the other person feel truly understood.