The sun sets on another day…
I looked out upon the sky and the colors exploded upon the horizon. As the season changes the clouds will part, and the sky will once again by all over us daily. It will be good.
I had several spirited discussions today. Usually they are random and light but today they covered many interesting facets of life. I wanted to take a second and focus more on the conversation than the subject. As I do so I want to thank the people that I spoke to today that actually wanted to converse. It’s one thing to listen and discuss and try to stand another person’s point of view. It is a complete different situation when the purpose of the discussion is simply to inject an opinion into someone else.
I spoke yesterday about right and wrong but in conversations it is even more important to realize that you may not be right and you may not be wrong. In a spirited discussion you should impart the passion of your position in everything you do. At the same time you should take a deep breath and along the way realize that everyone involved with your conversation may be learning from you and anyone else involved.
With that in mind, there is nothing wrong with passion. Passion is near uncontrollable emotion that has to get out. A very good friend of mine and I sometimes have very passionate discussions and although we sometimes disagree both she and I remain on understanding ground. That understanding ground allows us to become passionate as we tried to explain our experience but to remain positive and not undermine each other as people.
It is with that in mind that I can only suggest that you too trying to say in a place that you are still happy with friendship and interaction even if a viewpoint does not align with yours. This is a mature approach to spirited discussions.
So as the sun sets on another day, I hope you enjoy your day. I hope you believe in the passion inside of you. Mostly I hope you are open to being a patient listener and a passionate debater. It is people like you who will change the world each day, no matter what.
Sleep sweet, love life, and be spirited…