Compromise Is Essential

Master Jingzong; English translation by Foyuan, edited by Jingtu

Compromise is not just an important work method, but also an essential attitude towards life. Indeed, it is an art. Anything can be dealt with through compromise.

To compromise means to admit our mistakes first, in exchange for the other party’s acknowledgment of theirs. Each takes a step back. If we insist we are completely correct, so will the opposite side. The result: unending deadlock.

Allowing things to move along will produce a mutually satisfactory outcome. Everyone can forget which side is right and which wrong. All involved can feel a sense of achievement and honor.

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