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Handling Conflict is Easier These Days

By February 17, 2013Culture, Funny

close up of a business man using a mobile phone

Thanks to cultural improvements…technological advancements…

Handling conflict has become so much easier these days.

You know what I mean…

No longer do we have to confront a problem in person.

We can send a nasty text or email.

We can easily “unfriend” someone.

We can quit following them on Twitter.

If the conflict is really bad, we can even “block” the person.

Technology allows conflict to be addressed in cyber space.

Super easy. Even seems fun sometimes to take a cheap shot when the person is in the virtual world.

It’s not the best way…it seldom really solves the problem…it often escalates things into something bigger…

But, at least it’s easier on the front end.

Who knows…maybe there’s even an app for that…

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  • dsemu says:

    I’m not sure where you are getting your information, but good topic. I

  • The problem is that when the facade of the internet is pushed aside, the person "unfriending" is left feeling triumphant, while the person "unfriended" is left feeling rejected, unheard, and unloved (as Christians, people should leave us feeling unloved). Relationships that could have been salvaged by a good old fashioned face-to-face hashing things out are now abandoned because of these "easy" conflict handlers. Thank you for the good writeup. It in fact was a amusement account it.

  • Thank you for the good writeup. It in fact was a amusement account it.
    Look advanced to more added agreeable from you!
    However, how can we communicate?

  • Ryan says:

    Wow…yeah, so it would seem conflict is easier, but to me it seems similar to the profile of a man walking down a set of stairs behind a wall. Progressively you see less and less of him until he's gone… but in reality he's still there…just hidden. Nowadays it is sooo easy to just "unfriend" a person or even "block" them. The problem is that when the facade of the internet is pushed aside, the person "unfriending" is left feeling triumphant, while the person "unfriended" is left feeling rejected, unheard, and unloved (as Christians, people should leave us feeling unloved). Relationships that could have been salvaged by a good old fashioned face-to-face hashing things out are now abandoned because of these "easy" conflict handlers. Instead of working things out, people grow bitter and arrogant because either they wield the power or the power is stripped from them. I think it is important for Christians to learn TRUE conflict management and stay as far away from "blocking" as possible. (just my 2 cents) 😉

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