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The Truth About Compromise

Flight of fancy [tweetmeme] I've noticed that people often use the word "compromise" not in relation to a mutual concession or a trade, but to describe the betrayal of their principles, the surrender of their belief to the groundless claim of another. A "compromise" in this instance could be a wife's surrender to her husband's irrational demands for social conformity or pretended religious observance. Or a writer creating books to please "the public", against their own judgment and standards.

Let's make a deal

A compromise, by definition, is an agreement or a settlement of a dispute that is reached by each side making concessions. That means both parties in the compromise have some valid claims and some value to offer each other.

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