Coffee morning- Question time

Rory, in today’s morning post asked this question;

Is a life filled with compromise a bad thing?

To be practical, one has to make many compromises in personal and professional life. No one gets things just ideal or perfect for them. If it’s not one thing, it’s another but compromise is the answer if we want to live a life that is peaceful and well-adjusted. So I think being able to compromise is a good thing.

Is there such a thing as too much compromise?

Yes, there is!

If we compromise on our principles we go too far. There must be some things in life on which we should take a stand. If we are willing to give up on everything, we are deemed spineless. And compromising on everything makes us lose our identity too.

These are my thoughts! What do you think?



50 thoughts on “Coffee morning- Question time

      1. It’s funny, I could not have been with Mrs B had we had vastly different principles. I don’t think I could be that close to somebody so different. But I know couples who claim to be poles apart. I don’t believe it myself. They like to *think* they are poles apart…

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  1. Your answers are lovely.
    Enjoyed reading your perspective.
    So well analysed.
    Thank you, my friend.

    My thoughts…

    Is a life filled with compromise a bad thing?
    Not at all.
    Compromise brings peace of mind. After all, what is life without peace of mind? it does not mean one is buying peace but one is trying to lead one’s life to the best of one’s ability.

    Is there such a thing as too much compromise?
    This query brought smiles to my face. Why?
    Because compromise is compromising.
    There is no such thing as too much or too little compromise.
    In Yoda’s words- “Do or do not. There is no try.”

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  2. A good perspective Sadje 🙂

    Like you l think there can be a time when there is too much compromise though, in relationships with unbalanced ratios of fairness and if one compromises too much of their personality to make another happy – this is the case of too much compromise. To compromise too much undermines our sense of self and identity.

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  3. I believe the most important compromise is for partners. Everyday is filled with little compromise that can bring joy. That said even when partners differ in political thinking – individuals need to stick with what they believe.

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