We can’t always have our own way. That’s a fact of life and sometimes it’s hard to swallow. Especially, when the dominant culture teaches us that we should do everything to benefit ourselves and to pursue our own individual happiness.
But nearly always, if we are to live in harmony with those around us, we’ll have to compromise. We will have to Give and Take. I’m grateful for my Dad teaching me this lesson, but it’s a daily challenge to live it out.
We aren’t taught a Win-Win, mentality of abundance – where there’s enough to go around for everyone if we work towards interdependence.
But that’s the only way we’ll live harmoniously with those around us, rather than seeing everything and everyone as property to consume and trade for profit.
Where do you find yourself compromising in your life?