We have all heard the cliche “Let’s agree to disagree”. In my view this is a cop out. The person is basically proposing the following:
“Let’s call it quits on our discussion as it will be too difficult to resolve and if we continue or even postpone our discussion it may result in one or both of us misbehaving”.
However, what if we used the proposal of “Let’s agree to Object” instead? That is:
“Let’s continue to discuss our disagreement now or at a later time and if one of us did misbehave or act uncivilly, then the other could object, in real-time, to their misbehavior.”
This is my solution to this age old problem of being at loggerheads with each other.
Let’s agree to object?