Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Pick Your Fights Well

This "oldie but goodie" cartoon goes right along with the post below on discernment.

Bloggers can be obsessive people- present company included. Yet I have learned that not everything is worth fighting over. Sometimes we can just let the other fellow have his say and move on. Sometimes we have to pick the fights that are necessary and let others go. Not every erroneous blog post needs a response, or, at least not a response from me.

There are important issues under discussion today where wrong beliefs and conclusions can have devastating results. Yet even there, I may not be the one to address the fault. Someone with a deeper or longer term relationship with the errant one may be better suited for that role.

You cannot drive a ten-ton truck of truth over a relationship bridge weighted for only 8 tons.