Two extremely conflicting points-of-view are usually both wrong. Try to find the third way. The third way is rarely compromise. It more often involves repeatedly asking “Why?” until you understand what’s really trying to be accomplished. Only then bring to bear ideas, tools and approaches that address the revealed underlying challenge. Make sure you dig deep enough. Test those observations and ideas with others with differing points-of-view. None of us stands in the same place and we all see things differently. Only by sharing what we see can we better understand the larger picture. These solutions are often not simple or quick, sometimes not even very satisfying in the near term, but they do enable real progress.

The definition of insanity is doing something over and over again and expecting a different result.

Attributed to Albert Einstein

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