2 thoughts on “How to Fight Fair; Simple Rules for Politicians, Teachers, Kids, and Relationships

  • January 11, 2011 at 1:27 pm

    This is a lovely and succinct suggestion of the power of courtesy and clarity in communication.
    To this I would only add, speaking from a place of “I” is empowered (ie, “when you yell at me I feel attacked, and can’t focus on the problem we want to solve”); and that The Four Agreements should be required reading and practice from kindergarten on.
    Thanks also for pointing out that true intimacy can only grow from intimacy with oneself. Then the ego can be healthy and the true self can shine through.

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  • January 12, 2011 at 5:25 am

    Fighting fair does not allow our representatives to obtain and use power to the advantage of a limited group. Expediency trumps integrity. The study of history is used to find precedents of wrong-doing to support continuing to do so. Americans talk with pride about their independence, but wear t-shirts proudly proclaiming they are ditto heads.

    America is past the tipping point and is in decline. When politicos put targets on other politicos and tell their constituents guns are an option if the votes are not there, maybe it is time to resurrect bomb shelters as safe havens from those who disagree with you.

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