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It seems we live in a culture where we’re expected to avoid confrontation

So afraid of offending, even if in fact, what we have to say is true and just and good.

Always so afraid of saying or doing the wrong thing –

Worried that we may be ostracized by the mob that holds an opposing view.

But you lose something when you live a completely passive life

When you accept things as they are instead of continuing to reach for what they could or even indeed, should be.

At the very least, being willing to stand up for something when it really matters.

Because reality is, it’s only in the clash of ideas that new ideas emerge or old ones are reinforced.

In this way, confrontation is a necessary part of growth.

It is a necessary part of your growth.

And avoidance has never been a useful strategy to propel anything or anyone forward.

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