There is nothing wrong with contradicting another and sharing an opposing perspective. Rather, it all gets down to how we contradict.
Here’s an example. I couple of weeks ago I wrote a post about truths in the world. Later in the day, when I checked back in to engage with comments, a few folks within our community gently expressed their disagreement with my finite statement. Rereading the sentence, I realized I was in 100% agreement with their analysis. I had phrased my thought incorrectly and it was actually not written in a way that I agreed with, so I modified the post and thanked those who pointed out my error.
With equal gentleness, a few folks sent me notes saying that I didn’t have to “back down.” That “this is your blog so you can say what you want.”
Of course I always appreciated kind support, yet respectful perspectives from others are always welcome.
While it is a fact that we can say whatever we want, certainly doing so is not necessarily, nor always a good idea. Further, if we err in our statements or another skillfully points out why we may want to reconsider our line of thinking — there’s no shame in correcting ourselves.
I never want to be so rigid that I can’t listen to a good, persuasive argument that is fact filled. I appreciate a full range of emotions — but healthy debate, that is civil and respectful, is the only way for me to grow…and maybe you as well.
I’m @DianGriesel aka a perception analyst & strategist, creative attitude disrupter & adjuster, author of books and the blogger & model known as @SilverDisobedience More info on my websites (search my name) and at Wilhelmina Models. Silver Disobedience® is a Registered Trademark.