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…



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