Whether due to differences in ideology, perspectives -- or even upbringing -- we understand our world in our own ways. We gather facts and determine what they mean. Sometimes the same facts produce conflicting opinions. "Agreeing to disagree" is a way of recognizing differences. In the alternative, we simply disagree.
When new facts threaten our sense of what is correct, we can fight, run away or think more deeply about our opinions and beliefs. The reactive characters respond to conflicting opinions in their own way. Replacing reaction with thought is the ultimate goal. Here are examples of moving from reactivity to thinking.EEK