Got an interesting message from a friend today. She had been in a disagreement with one of her work friends about something that didn’t matter much, but over time the disagreement began to change into something a little more sinister. As often happens with disagreements between work friends, the drama began to build. It reached a boiling point and they talked the thing out.
What was cool about the message was that it revealed a level of awareness about the other person that hadn’t existed before. What was once tolerated because it was just the way she was now framed in the context of the disagreement having boiled over. There’s a new level of awareness of how things can become. This shifted my friends thinking slightly, but enough to put aside a few of the legacy behaviour of listening to the drama. There was an appreciation that after sorry things are forgiven but the world must shift according to the new information.