I love disagreeing with people.
I love it when they disagree with me. (In an infuriating kind of way, because obviously I'm always right.)
I really enjoy a good argument. Like, REALLY enjoy it.
I think they're healthy. I like hearing other perspectives, different sides to the story that I might not have otherwise considered. I like discussing things and I love nothing more than honesty.
Most of the time, though, I just keep my mouth shut. I've come to realise that most people don't feel the same about disagreements as I do.
A lot of people find it disconcerting to have someone say they're disagreed with. It gets people's guards up and they shut down, the fear of not being right overtaking any chance of a real debate. We all have our moments like this, but some find the whole idea of it really confronting.
Words like, 'Lighten up' or 'Let's agree to disagree' or just a shrug close off any chance of a conversation where either person might have their mind opened, or at the very least use their brain to talk through an issue.
So I say, let's bring in an open disagreement agreement - a world where we can (respectfully) air our opinions and not be shot down or waved away.
As I often say - it isn't called confrontation, it's called conversation.
What do you think? Agree or disagree?