The most dangerous type of conflict is hard to recognize.
It often looks like agreement.
But it doesn’t feel like it.
In a straight fight, it’s easy to know where to stand: out of reach of the other guy’s fists.
It’s easy to figure out who opposes you in an argument.
But it’s impossible to resolve a conflict if we avoid it.
Instead, the conflict becomes internalized.
It festers. It eats away at our passion and determination until we either crack or turn away; a cancer on our soul.
We can’t always win in a conflict. Sometimes, it’s even best if we don’t.
But we always lose when we don’t confront an issue.