Audacious Compassion 009 – That Dudebro Shoulder-Bumping Thing

How do you avoid repeated arguments with a person even when there’s nothing to argue about? Sometimes you realize far too late that you actually agree and that you’re just miscommunicating.

Our prompt comes from Thom Root (@invisime) on Twitter:

Thom: A coworker and I can’t stop violently agreeing with each other.
AC: Is this an “argue for an hour, then aggressively realize you don’t disagree” situation?
Thom: Pretty much. Often over coding minutiae. There may be a lack of mutual respect or too much ego or something like that.

We also talk about Diane Duane‘s Young Wizards series and Get Out, written and directed by Jordan Peele.

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