So in my professional life, I witnessed today co-workers debating (very loosely described) an issue.
I say loosely described because it appeared to me session of people just waiting for their turn to speak.
I was called into the "meeting" to assist because one of the components of the problem involved and area that I have a lot of experience in.
When attempting to take notes of the discussion unfolding in front of me, I couldn't even keep up.
So many conflicting statements, it was a whirlwind.
There was no consensus in the group.
Later after thinking about this event more, I came to the conclusion that we tend to create conflict for the sake of conflict itself.
Call it ego, or whatever, but nonetheless there it is.
I experienced it and nothing substantial/actionable came out of the meeting.
And we will meet again tomorrow.
So now I ask myself, do I create conflict to just keep me busy worrying/thinking about things?
Even if I am relatively comfortable in my material life, am I hardwired to "stir shit up".
I think I am, so now the question is, how to apply that energy without being another "hothead" in the meeting.