22 Applying the Principles: The Craft of Resolution

If we work in marble, it will perish; if we work upon brass, time will efface it; if we rear temples, they will crumble into dust; but if we work upon immortal minds and instill into them just principles, we are then engraving upon tablets which no time will efface, but will brighten and brighten to all eternity.

Daniel Webster

Following a model to resolve conflicts and construct agreements for your projects, transactions, and relationships seems like a stretch because we are reluctant to talk in a linear way about things that we believe exist in a more emotional realm. This reaction reflects our habits of thinking. Many of us think of conflict as a “life force,” and are afraid that eliminating ...

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