Episode 28: The Misery Compromise
The Missouri Compromise was, among other things, a way to “table” the debate of allowing slave states into our nation. The MISERY compromise, on the other hand, is how many of us think about budging toward letting our “opponent” get what they want - especially when we KNOW they’re dead wrong! Of course, our opponent knows we’re dead wrong as well. So, is compromise a good thing or a bad thing? Or is it neither. Some folks say that compromise is the only way toward a peaceful society while others profess compromise is just another word for “giving in.” Doesn’t standing your ground serve a purpose if the end result is a better situation for everyone involved? Although, why would your “opponent” budge either since they’re also sure that his or her point of view is obviously the best solution. Does compromise really bring misery - or does it actually help us avoid it? Don’t decide now; tune in and listen to the examples – and then you can make up your mind if you like. That’s a nice compromise.