My definition of a poisonous word: the word does not exist in any form in all of nature as we understand it.
Nature does not compromise. Nature cooperates.
To compromise is to give up something to please someone else and possibly vice versa.
Why would giving something up please somebody else?
Why would making yourself smaller be a loving gesture? You are just giving them less of your authenticity.
Why do couples, partners, colleagues have to compromise in order to get along? If you break it down you are saying to the other, “if you sacrifice this I will sacrifice that.” Is love sacrifice?
The catch is that sacrificing means you are all in. 100%
Some male spiders sacrifice themselves to the female after mating so she can eat.
Trees sacrifice themselves in fire for the regeneration of the forest floor.
Compromising means it’s a percentage game. Chop up your hobbies, passions, callings, vocations, ideals, interests etc into pieces and barter them with another for some of theirs.
I will only half eat you so I can get stronger.
I will burn the whole house down so everyone in this family understands my pain.
Compromise is a form of prostitution. You are selling parts of yourself for something in return. You do this because you have no faith. No faith that you would be ok anyway if you didn’t sell.
Where there is a prostitute there is a pimp. Compromise. Unnatural. Dangerous. In the end, cruel.
I write e-books on self-help – they are on average 25 pages each. I take enormous psychological and metaphysical complexity and refine it right down and into simple modules.