Agreeing to disagree is the middle way–and thus not your way. Either admit that you are wrong or fight it until the end.
Written by Ryan Holiday
Ryan Holiday is the bestselling author of Trust Me, I’m Lying, The Obstacle Is The Way, Ego Is The Enemy, and other books about marketing, culture, and the human condition. His work has been translated into thirty languages and has appeared everywhere from the Columbia Journalism Review to Fast Company. His company, Brass Check, has advised companies such as Google, TASER, and Complex, as well as Grammy Award winning musicians and some of the biggest authors in the world. He lives in Austin, Texas.
Agreeing to disagree is a false middle. Compromise is the real middle. (But you’re right, some times it just won’t work.)
Let’s call compromise the Aristotelian mean–that is in between but on a higher plane. (brashness-courage -cowardice) And agreeing to disagree the middle.
So does that mean compromise is even attainable? By its definition your conceding something.