“Compromise” – Maybe NOT!

Letter writer Linda Morton needs a lesson in semantics.  Perhaps Linda (and the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel Letters headline writer) both have “…much to learn about compromise.”  In the world of negotiating, “compromise” is not an acceptable outcome.

The best-detailed definition of “compromise” I can find is from Merriam-Webster:

“: settlement of differences by arbitration or by consent reached by mutual concessions.”

“…consent reached by mutual concessions.”  Any serious negotiator will quickly point out that it is the worst of all possible negotiated results, a firmly defined, “lose-lose,” the exact opposite outcome of the oft-quoted, “win-win.”

There are NO winners in compromise!

In reality, it appears Lauren Boebert may know more about “compromise” than Linda or the Sentinel realize.

Tom Howe, Flying W Ranch, Hotchkiss, Colorado

1 comment

    • fh on April 15, 2021 at 2:05 PM
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    Yep… but very “Un-Woke”. Seems as though we’ve compromised ourselves in a very deep hole nationally… and the radical Progressive Left certainly doesn’t care about “compromise”.. fgh

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