-- Truth Be Told Quotes
Whether it’s a friend, a boss, an obtuse government… everyone has an issue with someone at some point. Whatever your conflict is about, personal attacks and overreaction won’t help resolve it. Instead, ask yourself what you really want, and whether the way you are handling the situation will get you there. Do you want an apology? Acknowledgment? Change? Whatever it is, you’re a lot more likely to get what you want if you stay focused with actions that can actually help.
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This quote helps teens understand that in everyone’s life, conflict happens-- what matters is how they deal with it. We can’t avoid conflict all together, but when it occurs, there are techniques for resolving conflict that are more effective than others.
Name calling, personal attacks, and overblown emotional responses generally don’t help resolve conflict. Instead, taking a moment to calm down and figure out what you really want in the situation is a lot more productive. Focusing your arguments on how you want the conflict to resolve (with an apology, acknowledgement, change) is more likely to get you what you want. And staying respectful in how you communicate is essential if you want to resolve the conflict and keep your relationships in tact afterwards. (Also see the quote ”It’s not just what you say, it’s how you say it.”) for tips on communicating during conflict.
High School Health Class / Social Emotional Development topics:
Age Group: High school, young adult.
Age Group: High school, young adult
In this SEL activity and worksheet, teens use real world scenarios to build healthy skills to resolve conflict.
In this activity and worksheet on communicating with respect and caring in an online world.
This activity for high school teens, promotes discussion about the role of conflict in society from a historical perspective, including the role of social media in conflict and social change.
Download a printable coloring page for a mindfulness activity with this quote.