Ten Commandments For Living From Philosopher Bertrand Russell
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I know, I know… another list.
Really, though, this is a list where I found it hard to choose just one to highlight here. I think I’m gonna go with this one:
When you meet with opposition, even if it should be from your husband or your children, endeavor to overcome it by argument and not by authority, for a victory dependent upon authority is unreal and illusory.
I’ve been doing this with my own kids, and it is forcing me to really take a good look at my values. After all, most arguments come to a point where the disagreement can either be won by finding mutual moral ground, or avoided by realizing you just aren’t even speaking the same language.