Hello, again! Apologies for not writing as often as I’d planned. We’re coming up on the end of the quarter and I’m officially coming down with something… again. I’ve been spending most of my free time eating soup and binge-watching Netflix. Anyway, I’ve had a while to think about what I want to write about and I’ve come up with the topic “disagreements”.

Probably 4 years ago, Brian took me on a date to get Chinese food (one of my favorites). Reading the fortunes from the fortune cookies is one of the best parts right? Well, this particular time I received a fortune that said, “The ultimate test of a relationship is to disagree but to hold hands”. I took that fortune and stuck it in my driver’s side visor and it’s been there ever since; just a constant reminder anytime I flip my visor down.

I think the reason this fortune was so important to me is that it’s something not a lot of people realize. You don’t have to agree with your loved ones on every topic. It would be such a sad world to live in if everyone thought exactly the same. Do Brian and I agree on everything? No, because our experiences about things are different. Do my best friends and I agree on everything? No. That’s OKAY! As long as you’re respectful of the other person’s opinions and they’re respectful of yours, then things will be alright. We need to stop thinking that everyone needs to believe the same things we do in order to get along. That’s not the case.