In principle, making good group decisions is really hard, a lot harder than making bad decisions. Getting along with each other and making peaceful, lasting decisions takes a lot of practice.
Act is part of the word practice. We don’t get better without action. We do things poorly until we can do them well. It is not so important that we succeed, but that we try.
Practical Tip: We practice the principles of good group decisions as best we can. For guidance we ask ourselves, “What would a peaceful person do?” We don’t just talk about how to make peaceful decisions, or read about it, or think about it—we practice making good group decisions. Most of us are not very good peacemakers but when we try to act as if we are, our world becomes more peaceful.
– Craig Freshley