Saturday, July 12, 2014

A Point to Ponder: Dissent

A consistent minority can sway the majority.

          - From the TV show NUMB3RS

I remember hearing in college that Quaker leaders require all decisions to be unanimous (I do not know if this is, in fact, true). At the time, I thought that was unresonable.

But now, as the chairperson of a non-profit board, I have learned the power of the minority voice. Often, the few who disagree with the majority have valid concerns.

I think one of the strengths, and weaknesses, of being human is that we can be persuaded.

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