I Think Conflict Is Sometimes Needed

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    While I think we need to duck trolls

    and those who are so close-minded that no amount of evidence will change their minds (anti-global warming kooks and Creationists, I am talking to you!), conflict is not a bad thing. It is sometimes the way to finding the truth as participants exchange points, provided the...
    emperornorton47 emperornorton47
    56-60, M
    Sep 30, 2015

    Conflict Is Necessary At Times.

    My first husband was very good at, 'papering over the cracks.' By that I mean that he'd stubbornly refuse to recognise a serious issue that needed to be addressed. A real case of the elephant in the corner of the room! Eventually, I'd have to force him to face the issue and...
    Meggi51 Meggi51
    51-55, F
    Sep 3, 2008

    Conflict In Relationships

    W ithout conflict or arguments how do you resolve the issues. I understand avoiding conflict in abusive relationships. But in a normal loving relationship  I feel it is sometimes a good thing Not that that is the only way to resolve issues. I feel a good argument is...
    BlueGeorgia BlueGeorgia
    41-45, M
    38 Responses Dec 5, 2007

    Conflict But Not War

    I believe that disagreements in relationships tend to bring up topics for discussion that would not have been addressed in a normal situation.  It has been my experience, at least in my family and other relationships, that if you don't bring something up then it doesn't need...
    SavingMissy SavingMissy
    36-40, F
    5 Responses Sep 1, 2008

    Sometimes, Sure.

    i think it's true that conflict is sometimes needed. in fact i'd even venture to say that good things, on occasion, can come out of conflict. but personally, i'm usually willing to try just about anything else first.
    journeyfulloflaughter journeyfulloflaughter
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jan 21, 2008

    But Not Necessarily Argueing

    I think it's sometimes needed to have different opinions. Then you can discuss things and clear them out. But I don't think that it's necessary to fight.
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Dec 6, 2007

    Yes In Most Cases

    I think conflict is one of the biggest motivators of change. Most people wait until the conflict before they decide that they must do something, say something, learn something to make the outcome change.
    GoddessNakiBean GoddessNakiBean
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jan 25, 2008

    This Is So True

    There are times when you just have to have conflict or nothing gets done. Sometimes at work a team can get bogged down in the weeds with a project and just can't see a thing. This can kill any spontaneity and advancement of work which is disastrous for all involved. Then that...
    Josie06 Josie06
    56-60, F
    Aug 1, 2008

    Air Those Grievances But Make It Constructive

    I don't like bringing up anything negative and in a perfect world no one would ever bug me or hurt my feelings, but both happen. They start out as little things and the more I don't talk about them the more it just builds in me. I like to think it's because I'm easily forgiving...
    Ariella Ariella
    31-35, F
    7 Responses Nov 3, 2008

    Conflict the Catalyst?

    Can conflict be a catalyst for change?
    Shaylon Shaylon
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Jan 21, 2008
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