You Don’t Have To Agree With Me

I think there’s a major fundamental flaw in the way the majority of us think about our opinions.  When we disagree with someone, we assume they are wrong (they very well may be) but to assume other things about that person based on their belief is the problem.

One of the most important lesson children (and most adults) must learn, is that just because you have a differing fundamental opinion or set of beliefs than someone else, doesn’t mean you can’t respect them and get along them just fine.

Just because someone doesn’t believe in your religion doesn’t mean they’re unintelligent.

Just because someone doesn’t believe in your new doctor you go to, doesn’t mean they’re stupid.

Just because someone doesn’t live your same lifestyle doesn’t mean they’re wrong.

Many wars, feuds, and grudges have been the result in two differing sides not being able to see the world through the others eyes.  Don’t make the same mistake.

Remember, you don’t have to agree with me, that’s your choice and I don’t want to assume you have the same opinions as I do.  So have your own opinion, it’s okay to disagree with people, but try as hard as you can to respect someone who has a different opinion than you. Those are the people you can usually learn the most from.

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Hi, I'm Jeph. I love helping people make smarter business decisions. I help companies stand out. I consult, speak, facilitate and do project work on new marketing strategies (word-of-mouth, customer service, and social media). My consulting company is Research & Consulting. The marketing industry is changing very rapidly and the only way to stay on top of it is by a philosophy of continuous learning. Do you have an information strategy? Are you learning faster than the world is changing? If not, we should talk. Learn more here: Follow me @JephMaystruck

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