„A successful picture book, which says a lot about nature conservation, activism, and the power of the electoral process.“ – Shelf awareness „The message of this book, which focuses on students` shared opinion on a topic crucial to their future, is that differences of opinion can lead to fruitful discussions, better understanding, and big ideas.“ – New York Times “ A refreshing and timely reminder, That disagreements can – and should – be productive. – Kirkus On the first day back at school after the holidays, a group of classmates notice a crane parked next to the old monkey ointment. The principal says the tree is being cut down to make room for new science classrooms and computer labs. Classmates are divided, some advocate innovation and others demand the protection of the thousand-year-old tree. As they protest, march, fight and strike, a teacher proposes a solution: why not have a debate? The principal of the school agrees, and at the end of the debate, a student vote will end the disagreement once and for all – or will he? […] biblioklept.org/2013/10/07/disagreement-lydia-davis/ […] We should be proud that after 30 years of disagreement, none of us has ever dealt the first blow. There was this period in 1998, when you wanted to hit me in the face, but you didn`t. We have always maintained our civilized differences. This story is part of a collection of youth stories about ReachOut.com. You can find more texts and videos on family conflicts here: au.reachout.com/relationships/families „A short story of disagreement lays the foundation for civil discourse, effective campaigns and how to work together despite different opinions.
„PBS My parents and I never really saw each other on an equal footing. When I was younger, it was just the simple things – the length of my skirt, the way I wore my hair or the movies I wanted to see. But as I got older, I realized there were many other things we didn`t agree on – my choice of friends, what I wanted to study in college, political issues, or how I spent my weekends. When I was 17, I left home to study at a university in another city. Moving from my home completely broadened my view of the world and changed my opinion on many topics. Over the past two years, I have met the most amazing people with extraordinarily varied experiences. My circle of friends includes people who have different religions, beliefs, values, cultures and life connections. But what`s great is that we respect the opinions of the other. I`ve learned to question what I`ve been taught and to not always agree just because „everyone else“ thinks so. What I liked about my friends was that we all respected each other`s opinions. I was discussing this with a friend and eventually realized that if I wanted my parents to respect what I had to say, I also had to try to respect their point of view.
As hard as it was, as soon as I tried to respect their values and opinions, it was much easier to get along with my parents. .