Years ago when I first started blogging, someone observed that I was able to live in a world of disagreement. She thought this was unusual. I thought it was interesting, which is no surprise considering she’s a double Gemini.
I wasn’t sure I understood what she meant so I asked her to explain. She said that most people want to live in a world agreement. I seemed to thrive in the opposite environment.
I think this was true at the time. I have Mars in Libra which would indicate I am used to being at odds in relationships. It’s conjunct Mercury, in the 9th house. I do like to debate and will fight (Mars) for my beliefs (9th).
At the same time, I’ve come to really loathe strife. After fifteen years of blogging, I guess understandable that I lose interest in it.
This is on my mind because today, because last week someone asked me for my opinion. MY opinion. They made it very clear they wanted MY thoughts on a topic. I complied with the request.
I knew at the time, my opinion would not jibe with theirs, but what in world was I supposed to do? Write their opinion?
I’m in a bit of trouble over this. It’s like I created a conflict. But I don’t see how I can be blamed for complying with a person’s request for my honest evaluation, by offering them my honest evaluation!
Recalling this gal’s remark, I think she was right ten years ago and she is still right today. When I give my opinion, I do not have the expectation or even the desire that anyone agree with me. I’m an independent person!
How important is it to you, that people agree with you? How do react when someone offers an opinion that you do not share?