Wrong versus Disagreement
I had an interesting conversation this week about whether I thought that other people were wrong. When I got into the details of the discussion, I clarified that it was not that I thought that the other person was wrong; I just disagreed with the other person. This then got into a conversation about whether you can disagree with someone and not think their wrong? We agreed to disagree on this point.
In review I could think of areas that when I am in disagreement with another person I would also think that someone is wrong. Most of the examples that I think of in this category come down to areas involving my values. If there is a disagreement about the values that I live by, then I may think that the other person is wrong.
However there are also times that I can disagree with another person in a way that does not make me think that the other person is wrong. These occasions come down to ways of doing things. I may think there is a better way to do something or I would do things differently if I would have done it. So this may be a disagreement of methods, however I do not necessary think the other person is wrong.
Do you think that you can disagree with someone and not think they are wrong?
What are the areas that a disagreement means that you think the other person is wrong?
What are areas you can disagree with and not think the other person is wrong?