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  • consensus

    Only after you agree to disagree
    you may engage in dialogue;
    and only after you engage in
    dialogue you may compromise and reach a
    consensus, which does not mean agreement but
    consent to work together.
    Why is it that after
    2000 years of countless conflicts, internecine
    feuds, defeats, and disasters, we have not yet
    learned this fundamental principle and simple
    rule of civilized conduct?

  • #2
    Re: consensus

    To understand how easy it is to be wrong, all I have to do is review my past, and I don't means my distant past. I mean yesterday.


    • #3
      Re: consensus

      Napoleon: “History is the version of past events
      that people decided to agree upon.”


      • #4
        Re: consensus

        3 lessons learned: I am not as smart as I think I am.
        My enemy is not as dumb as I think he is.
        No one can be smart in everything.


        • #5
          Re: consensus

          The Mekhitarist order was divided into two – the Venetian and Viennese branches. But I am told they have now decided to unite. The friend who communicates this news bulletin to me, remarks: “Now that they are both dead, they want to be buried together.” Which reminds me of the fact that while being “educated” by the Venetian branch, “Armenian solidarity” might as well have been a taboo subject.


          • #6
            Re: consensus

            If you say, Armenians don't like me on the grounds that I am consistently negative,
            my answer is, you mean I insult Armenishness?
            Is it being negative pointing out the obvious fact that, as members of the human race, we are as bad as the rest of mankind, including of course Turks, and that all suggestions of moral superiority are not just lies but asinine absurdities?