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Thursday, June 27, 2013

Ten Commandments For Disagreeing With Others

Today's post comes from guest author Leonard Jernigan a member of the NC Bar from The Jernigan Law Firm.

Ten Commandments For Disagreeing With Others

“Forward Day by Day” is a pamphlet sponsored by the Episcopal Church and the following list, with

(1) Seek to discover the best and strongest points in the other's position;
slight modifications, was taken from the January 30, 2013 edition. These commandments have universal application. We suggest you try them out the next time you find yourself in a disagreeable situation.
(2) Give other people credit for sincerity;
(3) Do not listen to gossip and second-hand information;
(4) Avoid classifying people;
(5) Emphasize agreements;
(6) When others criticize, try to bring out favorable points;
(7) When there is misunderstanding, go directly to the parties involved when possible;
(8)  Try to remember that there is a higher power that is too big for any one mind;
(9) Never ridicule another's faith;
(10) Pray for those with whom you differ.