Agree to Disagree

November 17, 2017 in Uncategorized

I found this on Tumblr this week, and it really got me thinking. It also felt super applicable to several situations I’ve been in within the past 2/3 weeks or so.

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I find myself getting frustrated with the actions of others. I notice the way people treat each other, I hear the things people say about one another, I see the dynamic of some friendships and question how that can even fall under the category of a friendship, I log onto Instagram and I see “recovery accounts” who are promoting such a false idea of eating disorder recovery; and I am left with this feel of aggravation. For the actions and opinions of others don’t align with my own. Will I stand firm in my opinion on what characteristics a good human should embody, how people should treat one another, how friendships should work, what eating disorder recovery should entail, and the false portrayal of recovery on social media? 100%. But just because someone else does not see eye-to-eye with me does not mean that I cannot respect them. It simply means we can agree to disagree.

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I do not have to agree with someone to like or respect them. Respect and kindness is something that should be given regardless. 66e55bccc684798d4c787dddd9517ed4.jpg

However, I am also finding power in speaking my mind. I have silenced myself in the past, and I am at a point in my life where I simply do not care how others perceive me. I have a lot of thoughts in my head that I want to share. I have the right to voice my opinion. I have the right to speak up at something if I do not agree with it or think it’s causing harm of some sort. There is nothing wrong in using my voice. It would be a shame if I didn’t, and it would be a shame if I did not speak up about the things that many people are afraid to (mental health, what’s wrong with social media, etc). We all have a mind with thoughts, opinions, different views… we all have the right to share these thoughts- with good intentions in mind, of course.

So yes, I am speaking my mind. Yes, I am expressing my opinions. But I am also recognizing that not everyone sees eye-to-eye with me. It is not fair to get angry with them or stop respecting them just because they hold a different opinion. What is fair is to agree to disagree, and move on with the understanding that you both think in a different way on a certain subject and recognizing that’s totally okay.

Speak up, the world needs the thoughts in your head released. Open up that throat chakra and remember to speak with love, gentleness, and good intention. Do not let anger and frustration get in the way of you and another’s relationship just because you have differing views. Remember to agree to disagree and to still spread good energy to this person regardless!! Use your voice and be authentic!!

&quot;Throat Chakra Affirmation&quot; by CarlyMarie | RedbubbleAny thoughts on this?! Drop them below!! Would love to hear them. Happy weekend beautiful souls. <3 xoxo 

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14 Comments

  • Reply Steph November 17, 2017 at 3:12 am

    I agree😍😍

  • Reply Elizabeth McNeill November 17, 2017 at 5:05 pm

    Hello, Lyss.

    You are such a strong lady. I really admire your perceptions of the things around us. I wish other people can see it too, that we are entitled to our own opinions.

    • Reply Alyssa November 27, 2017 at 3:53 am

      thank you so so much Elizabeth!

  • Reply Evangeline @Nutrition on a Mission November 17, 2017 at 8:48 pm

    One of the most lovely things to see is two people, who disagree about something, treating each other with love and respect. How cool would it be if we all could approach people, who hold different views, with that kind of humility and gentleness.
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    • Reply Alyssa November 27, 2017 at 3:56 am

      right? we need more humility and kindness

  • Reply Ava November 18, 2017 at 12:58 am

    I love this so much and completely agree! Respect is something that should be given not earned.

    • Reply Alyssa November 27, 2017 at 3:58 am

      yessss ava!

  • Reply the adventurer November 19, 2017 at 6:20 pm

    I couldn’t agree more! I think it is always important to hear another person’s point of view about something even if you don’t agree.

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  • Reply Claire B. November 20, 2017 at 3:32 am

    This is so important–I feel like it’s a perspective that a lot of people are lacking these days, especially on social media. But we really can express our opinions while still respecting those with whom we disagree! Happy Thanksgiving, Lyss! xx
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    • Reply Alyssa November 27, 2017 at 4:00 am

      yes we can! hope you had a lovely holiday claire!!

  • Reply Miss Polkadot November 20, 2017 at 3:03 pm

    Such a powerful and important post. Agreed! This very ability – the one of respecting others opinions, even if they differ from our own – is missing so often these days. Social media being the saddest proof of it. We need more kindness in this world and peaceful disagreement would be an important step on the way there.
    Like you, I’m okay with people having different opinions but also won’t stay silent when I have strong opinions on certain topics.

    • Reply Alyssa November 27, 2017 at 4:00 am

      yes we really do need way more kindness. hopefully one day… <3 xoxo

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