Do Best Way People Respond To Conflict?

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“Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak. Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.” – Winston Churchill. The two selections, Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl and Hitler Youth: Growing Up in Hitler’s Shadow, are both great examples of people who are going through conflict but still display courage. The best way people can respond to conflict is by having courage and confidence. Why should you have courage in conflict? Is it really that important? Yes, in fact, it is. As one article says, “It takes courage to honestly and clearly articulate your needs, and it takes courage to sit down and listen to your adversaries”(About Conflict). Both stating your needs and listening to your opponents are important in a conflict,…show more content…
Joel Wade states, “Live with courage and integrity in your everyday life...stand up boldly and unequivocally...and set the example for others to follow.” If you are courageous during conflict, it might cause others to have courage in their conflicts as well. People tend to follow the examples of those around them, so if one person is doing something other tend to copy. And not only does this have to do with the people around someone going through a conflict, but also the person on the other side of the disagreement. As mentioned earlier, Anne Frank, in her horrible situation, still doesn’t show her fear. She keeps a cheerful disposition and doesn’t act scared, and that definitely helps the attitudes of those around her (Frank 374). She doesn’t act half as scared as she should be, with the threat of her whole family being separated and killed. Back to Sophie Scholl, the girl who stood up for what she believed in despite the consequences. An article describing her and her group says, “The leaflet caused a tremendous stir among the student body. It was the first time that internal dissent against the Nazi regime had surfaced in Germany...Students at the University of Hamburg began copying and distributing them”(Hornberger). Sophie and her group, The White Rose, were the first to publically denounce the Nazis, and their bravery and courage led other people to join in the revolt and express…show more content…
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"Why Do We Tend to Avoid Dealing with Conflict?" About Conflict. Office of Quality Improvement & Office of Human Resource Development, n.d. Web. 29 Mar.
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