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Do you argue?

 

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An old man was asked; how you enjoyed such good health at your old age.

He said; I’ve never argued, and I leave when people start arguing.

Peace. That’s the word to describe that old man’s life.

Argument is not just to defend your point of view, or to prove what is right; I’ve read it’s also a threat response; maybe our pride, our reputation, our family, our future, our position,  and many other things that we ague to protect or conceal or even to gain others’ respect.

As a mother, I learned from my children that nothing would change when we kept arguing. The more we argue, the less we would reach compromises, but the less we argue, the more we agree to compromise.

My recent argument was on the way home with my daughter; she wants to buy a hairspray to colour her hair like her friends for the charity in need fundraising activity at school. In the beginning, I refused and insisted; and she cried and insisted. I explained that it might be harmful and she explained that it’s suitable for children. I told her there are other ways to have crazy hair and she explained that without colours it would be the dullest idea ever. I remembered the old man and said no more, and in the morning, she suggested to colour her plait and not all of her hair as a compromise.

Wishing you all the best,

Nahla

 

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6 thoughts on “Do you argue?”

  1. Loved your compromise on the colour of her Plait only 🙂 And yes I dislike arguments, always have, And often kept silent, but sometimes I find my voice, Like the lady who came over to my blog the other month who accused me of pinching her idea on the phrase Puzzle, when I had never even seen her blog before that day..
    So there are ways to argue back without being rude, by stating your point of view..
    This is what you and your daughter did, You have different points of view. No one was right, no one was wrong.. But an agreement was reaching in the middle..
    Something our politicians could well do with lessons with.. 🙂
    Enjoy your day ❤

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