Is conflict intrinsic to existence?

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Reply Fri 20 Nov, 2009 02:24 pm
Well it certainly is intrinsic to my existence! Given by the fact that i always seem to be rowing with my DR and dad! HAHAHAHA serious. The buggers put me in hospital for over a year before, so i think that i have got a right to be angry!

But isnt it interesting howw since getting out, and taking up martial arts, i seem to be in a much better to win my arguments. Its not just that doing a degree makes me more clever, but if i ever feel i am losing an argument, i can always go up and hit them right?? AHAHAHAHA

jk. Take it easy.
Reply Wed 25 Nov, 2009 06:02 am
chad3006;102193 wrote:
Are there any distinctions between real conflict (challenges) and unreal conflict (drama)?

All conflict is real be it a conflict of ideas or a conflict of interests. Individuals relationship to conflict is what differs and is what usually dictates the nature of the conflict.
Thats my two cents on the matter would of loved to of posted on this thread sooner as most of what i would say now would just mirror previous posts, great thread.
Reply Wed 25 Nov, 2009 06:20 am
The idea that drama or dramatulurgicalisation, as created by Goffman, somehow indicates a de-validity to conflict is misconstrued. Drama is an everyday part of our lives. Does that mean these struggles that I get into are 'not real', from an individual perspective? Not at all.

When I am threatened with the streets, is that not 'real'. And if I had to sleep on them and get cold again, would that not be real? When I argue with my wife over the phone, is that not 'real'. So what if I can get a bit emotional at times. That is just my way.

You need to approach this issue carefully. ideally with a non-egocentric and empathatic approach. Me I am inspired and reading now about the Chigaco based schools of pragmatism, symbolic interactionism and ethnomethodology (George Herbert Mead). And yeah I do think that they are relevant to this topic ok?

Reply Wed 25 Nov, 2009 09:25 pm
Unless one wants to get fancy, of course it is. If you mean human existence. And what other kind is there (for us?).

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