The Poverty of Compromise

When two people have competing ideas (let’s call them idea A and idea B), it’s common to compromise somewhere between idea A and idea B (let’s call that idea C). The problem is neither person thought idea C would work to begin with otherwise they would have argued for it. Worse, both sides will harbor some resentment that idea C doesn’t work. Compromise leads to the worst outcome—a third idea that doesn’t work and resentment from both people.

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