As humans we seem to often have an inability to reason with people who have a different point of view or different set of values.
Sadly, in many cases this leads to violence and death – take Ukraine as an example. One of my passions at Bridgeworks is helping people be aware is that there are much better ways to resolve conflict and find the win-win. The following song “It’s on” reminds us of this inability to find the win-win – told in a humorous way. .
My son and myself thought we would sing it to you as ‘best wishes’ for The New Year. Please enjoy (no singing awards coming our way!):
It’s on – Words by Don Henderson
A sad story you will hear if you’ll listen to me
About two men who could never agree.
What one said was white the other called black,
They’d argue a while then they’d step out the back, and …
Chorus (after each verse):
All reason and logic have gone.
Winning the fight won’t settle who’s right,
It’s sad, it’s true, but it’s on!
And when it was over, they’d come back and then
The argument would become heated again.
Who’d won the first round they couldn’t decide,
Till one asked the other would he step outside, and …
They’d been fighting so long they could neither recall
What in the first place had started it all,
But they keep at it day in and day out.
Now they’re fighting to see what they’re fighting about, and …
Well can you imagine if intellectuals
Came to agreement by Queensbury Rules?
It could easily be that the square root of 4
Was 15 less 3 plus a smack in the jaw, and …
And when governments of nations still think it more sense
To save on Education and spend on Defence
It could also be argued, on the same grounds,
Elections should be the best of ten rounds, …
And it’s on!
Let’s catch up in 2023