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.