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Sent: Sunday, October 20, 2002 7:57
Subject: Acrimony Love that word.
One liners are easy to say. They do not require much indepth thought.
They are wonderful in this day and age of fast food, self
gratification, do it because it feels good.
Long winded lectures are
wonderful ego builders for those having their egos to
Serious mediation, negotiation, arbitration and arguments
are difficult and arduous exercises.
My mentors would direct us to develop arguments on one side and
present our cases respecting the other side as being as human as I and
delivering as much omore respect than we demanded for ourselves. Then,
we were required to switch positions and argue and defend the opposing
view points. However, always remembering, we are all of one family. We are
all in the same space ship traveling through this universe on the same trip.
The destination or arrival is not as important as the manner in which we
conduct ourselves on the trip.
One of the best ways to persuade others is with your ears--by listening
to them. - Dean Rusk
bob ross, 949 337 0420
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