Unfair, was an unvoiced thought when I first learned about compromise. Mom had no one but me

and my grandfather to help her with the little brothers that kept arriving almost every year and I wanted to do other things after school beside help...but eventually I learned empathy as well as

admiration for my mom and her strengths...and yes, I did learn the value of compromise and when it was NOT a viable venue for me...the lessons of learning to compromise have served me well throughout my life. :-)

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I Look forward to Peggy Noonan in Saturday's WSJ and now I look forward to reading you! Congratulations! Everything I have read resonates, especially sitting in my car...

Your grandmother introduced me early to the word "compromise"....Love you mucho, Nina

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Oh, thank you, Nina! Compromise always felt like "giving up" to me when I was younger. It's probably more helpful to celebrate what you gain when you do!

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