Thread: Verbal Aikido
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Old 08-01-2009, 11:17 PM   #39
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Re: Verbal Aikido

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John Matsushima wrote: View Post
I think this way especially when I have discussions with my wife. I try never to attack, and I know if I try to fight with her, no matter what the outcome, I will lose in the end. I have learned that there is no such thing as "winning" when it comes to arguing with someone you love. Therefore, I don't use any strategy, I have no intention of defeating her, and yet I am not just passively agreeing with her just to make peace. Even though she may attack me or use sharp words, I still can't look at her as my enemy. On the rare occasion that I am actually right about something, I know that I still must use all my power not to hurt her. Mutual prosperity is the way.
I really like how John summed it up. Sounds pretty time on target to me.
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