Confrontation is probably something we’ve all had to deal with, but if we can’t avoid it, how do we then deal with being confronted?
It is inevitable that disagreements, arguments and confrontations may happen when we say something that others think inappropriate or offensive, without us thinking about what we say, and the way it was intended. But going in fighting and screaming wouldn’t be the best way to handle the situation.
Some people may try to avoid or ignore confrontation altogether, but the problem with that is that issues don’t just go away just because we choose to ignore them. There could be many reasons we choose not to confront someone, but where that may work for a finite time, avoiding issues altogether isn’t sorting out the problem.
Not dealing with an issue means we’re not willing to mediate or compromise. It also won’t set us up for a rightful passage to peace. We can never be at peace when we spend our lives avoiding issues. Addressing issues is always better. That way the issue doesn’t get worse and it can get resolved.
We don’t have to be self-righteous. We don’t have to prove to others that we’re right, to believe what we know. And just because we talk or confront someone about the issue were struggling with, doesn’t mean it will turn into a power struggle.
That really depends how both parties choose to deal with it. Behaving in a tactful and appropriate way can bring about a compromise on both sides.