Word of the Week-Compromise

1. a. A settlement of differences in which each side makes concessions. b. The result of such a settlement. 2. Something that combines qualities or elements of different things 3. A concession to something detrimental or pejorative
1. To arrive at a settlement by making concessions. 2. To reduce the quality, value, or degree of something.


I don’t like this word-by definition or in practice. Perhaps that is why I felt like I needed to explore this word this week.

Here goes (grudgingly and with great unhappiness)
 Ironically, when I went to find quotes for this word my case of distaste was perfectly justified!!!
For example:One of the truest tests of integrity is its blunt refusal to be compromised. -Chinua Achebe
Quality, quality, quality: never waver from it, even when you don’t see how you can afford to keep it up. When you compromise, you become a commodity and then you die. -Gary Hirshberg
The ‘morality of compromise’ sounds contradictory. Compromise is usually a sign of weakness, or an admission of defeat. Strong men don’t compromise, it is said, and principles should never be compromised. -Andrew Carnegie

Being a commodity or death, no thanks. Integrity and strength-yes please!  Hmmm…

Monday-Compromise, if not the spice of life, is it solidity. It is what makes nations great & marriages happy.  Compromise in marriage, ok. Here’s my compromise. I will make concessions in my marriage, no where else!

Tuesday-Why compromise is SO important for healthy relationships

Wednesday-Today, look for an opportunity to compromise-happily & unconditionally

Thursday-Decide what you are NOT willing to compromise on. This one is probably going to be easy. Think about compromising on those things.

Friday-And a funny one: Compromise is when one person wants to rob a bank and the other person does not, and they compromise to rob a person outside of the bank. -Christopher Myers
Quotes from ThinkExist


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