Should we say we’re sorry when we disagree?

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“I’m sorry, but I don’t agree with you,” is a statement that always strikes me as strange.

Why do people feel the need to apologize for caring enough, for thinking hard enough, to come up with an opposing point of view? After all, a collaborative team is always smarter than even the smartest individual. Diverse opinions meshed together create brilliant, break-away, sound thinking.

In my opinion, people should apologize for agreeing wholeheartedly, and adding nothing.

— Stacey



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