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    Harmony does not mean that everyone is in agreement. It means that no one is attempting to force his or her opinions on others.

    Harmony does not mean that everyone is the same. It means that everyone respects and tolerates and even celebrates the differences that give so much richness to life.

    Harmony is not ever achieved by brute force. Harmony is reached when every individual understands, on his or her own terms, that it is by far the most effective way to live.

    Harmony does not come about through intimidation or scolding or threats of punishment. Harmony is reached through understanding.

    Harmony cannot exist where people are interested only in what they can take. Harmony is built through giving.

    Harmony comes not by giving in or by being weak or by surrendering one’s most treasured principles, or by the cowardly attempt to control others. Harmony is the domain of those who are confident enough in their own lives to allow others to peacefully flourish.

    — Ralph Marston

    Copyright ©2007 Ralph S. Marston, Jr.

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    Harmony does not mean that everyone is in agreement. It means that no one is attempting to force his or her opinions on others.

    Harmony does not mean that everyone is the same. It means that everyone respects and tolerates and even celebrates the differences that give so much richness to life.

    How long it took me to realize that often there is no right or wrong, just two different opinions based on two different perspectives. Knowing that made my life a lot easier and eliminated the need to convince anyone to think “my way”. What works for me, works for me. That is enough today.

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    I agree with you absolutely Ann, thanks for this reminder.

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