A good balance is needed in everything in life. Balance between home and work. Balance between work and play. A balanced budget. Keeping things in balance is not always easy, however. Especially when emotions become involved. Lately it seems emotions are running high in politics, the economy, the ebola crisis, the drought, wars across the globe, immigration etc. Even food choice has become a hot button issue. When emotions are involved, rational thinking tends to cease and people’s ability to hear the opposite opinion is limited. Confrontation often ensues. The fight or flight instinct takes effect and reaching a reasonable compromise can be very difficult.
Compromise can be a good thing in certain circumstances, though. Life does not always have to be a zero-sum “game.” Listening to the opinion of someone else can be beneficial to both parties. By listening, I mean silencing those internal critical voices and being open to learning from the other person.
I encourage you to read this entire guest post and listen to what the author says and then let me know what you learned that you didn’t know before. Antibiotics Begone! Food Choices, Farm Choices.