I know I am a pretty strong minded person, with ideas of my own and opinions of my own. I am open to listening to what someone has to say when they offer an opinion or idea that differs from mine, but as I have grown older I have learned to use the phrase, “I guess we will just have to agree to disagree.” Usually the person on the receiving end of my line becomes frustrated with that response and will continue to argue, attempting to still sway me. I am not interested in being swayed and find it amusing that they are unable to accept that I don’t agree with them. I would not consider imposing something I feel strongly about on someone else just because they disagree with me, so why can’t they do the same? Having different outlooks and sharing them is part of what life is all about. If we all agreed on everything what a boring place this would be. My friends and people I spend time with for the most part share similar values as me, but we don’t necessarily agree with everything the other does. We do respect those differences and perhaps learn from them, allowing us to both to continue growing and even sometimes to agree to disagree.