These words have been coming up a lot in the last few weeks in many, many conversations with individuals from many backgrounds and ages. They have been lively conversations because the ‘norm’ and the ‘belief’ we have around these words are deeply, deeply imbedded within. Since I can only write about my experience here is where I stand in this moment.
Compromise is defined as:
a) Settlement of a dispute by concessions on each side
b) Something midway between between different things
c) To put (oneself or another person) in a dishonourable position
Settle For is described as: To accept or agree to in spite of dissatisfaction
How can anyone feel grounded and ‘good’ about themselsves when the actual meaning of the words are all about giving up something or some part of yourself.