I Understand You But It Doesn't Mean I Agree With You

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    So True For Me!

    For some reason, a lot of other people do not understand this concept, like I have to agree with them to understand what they are saying. I live by the saying "live and let live," so understanding people but not having to agree with them is a big thing for me.
    immaheidi immaheidi
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jul 9, 2009

    A Customer

        this story is about a customer today at work about a western union . a customer comes up to the service desk .  i know him kind of . i  am always seeing him shopping or lottory tickets . his last name was spelled wrong . his last name was brown . but...
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    1 Response Aug 22, 2009


    I understand the desire to want to have sex.  I do.  I’m a man and I get that. I enjoy sex as much as the next guy BUT, I am only interested in having sex with MY wife.  Nobody else’s.  Just like any other man out there, I’m proud of what I have.  I have been...
    KingofSwords KingofSwords
    56-60, M
    2 Responses Feb 12, 2012

    however, why is it that women wear a veil

    and men do not? Are we saying that men aren't to be appreciated and coveted? I think not. Until you dismantle the belief that only women are subject to chastity you can't be a member of your newly found country. Men and women are equal here. You need to proceed on that...
    karenberray karenberray
    56-60, F
    Nov 15, 2015

    All I Have To Say Is ...

    We respectfully share points of view and everyone is entitled to their own opinion, simple as that.
    OoLunaoO OoLunaoO
    Feb 3, 2013

    You do it not because you want to

    but because you know it makes them happy. You have just as much right to be happy too.
    VanishedDea VanishedDea
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Oct 5, 2014

    Wrong or right?;-)

    Quite basic really, several times in life we understand what people are saying but we may have experienced their conundrum before, and feel there opinion on it is flawed or incorrect, or simply the opposite, where we are the ones who are inexperienced.That being said, its not set...
    woohoo1991 woohoo1991
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Jul 12, 2009

    Today, I was censored twice by EP.

    I do understand and respect their rules. Although I've seen far worse on here than I had written. I am very proud of what I write. I am very picky about what I decide to share and post. My writing is intensely personal and is an extension of myself. It's not intended to harm...
    BeyondGreenEyes BeyondGreenEyes
    36-40, F
    1 Response Feb 28, 2015

    I Don't Agree

    Yesterday, he had a very bad day, my husband. He had an accident, his technician didn't show up at work, banks were closed so he couldn't get any cash, ... . **** happens, and life sucks. OK, I understand, he was angry and paranoid. But it was not my fault, he shouldn't have...
    LordVoldemort LordVoldemort
    36-40, F
    11 Responses Jul 8, 2009

    More And More

    I seem to be saying it more and more these days to people I inteact with."We will have to agree to disagree" 
    gettinsum1 gettinsum1
    56-60, M
    Jan 30, 2010

    I Get It But I Don'T

    I know you're going away to college soon but you're not going across the country... you'll be an hour away so saying you don't want a relationship because of college is understandable but I don't know if you're just using it as an excuse so you can just use me for the time being...
    alwaysintheshadows alwaysintheshadows
    18-21, F
    Jun 19, 2013

    You Want To Enjoy Your Life

    Who doesn't, it's comletely understandable, but ruining mine in the process, I dont' agree, sorry.
    LordVoldemort LordVoldemort
    36-40, F
    8 Responses Dec 9, 2009

    Just Because...

    ...I am empathetic, i can view both sides of the picture, i can even see the bigger picture, and i can understand and appreciate divergent points of view - will discuss them, acknowledge them, respect them even, but just because i can and do, does not necessarily mean I agree...
    lostlittlefirefly lostlittlefirefly
    36-40, F
    Nov 7, 2011


    One of my friends at the shelter was a lady named Sandy.  She had been living there off and on for eleven years. To summarize her story, she lost it after her daughter died.  Then she developed an illness that is slowly rendering her blind.While I never walked either of those...
    Plaid Plaid
    31-35, F
    Dec 13, 2011

    Personal Freedom

    I know that everyone has a right to their own opinion.I am a good listener.but there are so many opinions that we can"t possibly all agree.so,where Is It written that I have to agree with your opinion? I have my rights too!
    SWagner1 SWagner1
    51-55, M
    Apr 22, 2011

    Always Ending A Question With...isn't That Right.me:i Hear You Out

    Oh boy.It sorta a werid standard when I give advice or my input naturally I think its the best kind.Not always true but I'm logical and realistic still doesn't mean anything I can still be wrong lol.So why does it bother me when people dont care about my advice or shrug some off...
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    1 Response Sep 30, 2012

    When I Nod

    When I nod, and say to you, "I understand," that does not translate to "I agree." I've always felt as though I could understand a lot of things, not trying to sound arrogant. So, with this understanding, comes me, forming opinions on the things understood. I will either agree, or...
    Hrmg Hrmg
    13-15, F
    Apr 29, 2012
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