Antagonism Is Futile

Lead me not into temptation, deliver me from fury.

Sometime long ago, I learned that antagonism is futile. I think I learned this concept in elementary school. I’ve tried arguing with people, I’ve tried to score points, I’ve tried to make the other person feel bad. I never got anywhere. I’ve tried antagonism and it just doesn’t work for me.

I’m terrible at verbal confrontation. I don’t hear well, so that’s one point against me. I think before I talk. That’s another point against me. I have empathy for other people. That’s another…

--

--

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
ScottCDunn

Husband, father, worker, philosopher, and observer. Plumbing the depths of consciousness to find the spring of happiness. Write on.