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Activity: Question posted: 10 22 2011 04:18:03 +0000, 10 answers, 1858 views, last activity 05 08 2014 07:41:29 +0000
 
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What is the difference between these two words, or are they the same?

 
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Indeed, there is a big difference between these two words. One spells success and the other failure

I got this quote from someone.

He says “If you limit your choices only to what seem possible or reasonable, you disconnect yourself from what you truly want and all that is left is a compromise.”

Compromise is about lowering our demands and expectations on people or the things we want. I other words to make adjustments with our original expectations for the sake of gaining something we become willing to lose something else. It gives a win/lose solution to life’s issues.

But if we want a Win/Win we need to SACRIFICE (strange as it sounds)

Since sacrifice is about giving up something. (In addition, it can be utilized in order to get something even bigger).

Answer this…. “What are you willing to GIVE UP in order to have the life you want?” In other words, what are you willing to SACRIFICE so you can have what you want most in your life?

Ask anyone who has “made good” in life and they will tell you of the things they had to give up in order to “get there”. In their account, you will also hear of the “this and that” of what they had to do, or in short, the sacrifices they had to put up with as well.

So this is true for everything we dearly want, be it a financial or career goal, making a relationship work or following your heart. All of these things require sacrifice and not compromise. If you are serious about having something different in your life you have to be in it 100%: anything else is a compromise and you will most likely suffer through the whole ordeal before giving up.

In my reckoning the first question you need to answer is this question: “Is my heart in this?” If the answer is “NO” then it’s game over. Be kind to yourself and save yourself a load of unnecessary struggle and grief by finding something else you are passionate about and then be willing to give up anything to get it.

Compromise only goes half way and that never makes one get 100% out of life.  Sacrifice follows the principle of all or nothing and goes all the way. Only 100% gives you 100% in return.



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by   Rashmi Sharma, CEO/MD/Director, AQumen- Empowered Solutions: Human Resources (HR) Consulting  | 10 22 2011 08:10:21 +0000
  Answered by     Shree Gowda, Freelancer, Human Resources (HR) Consulting  | 05 08 2014 07:41:29 +0000
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compromise-short term gain, selfish moto; sacrifice–long term gain, noble moto :)

  Answer modified by     Saquib Alam, B.A (sociology), BRA Bihar university  | 10 24 2011 13:01:05 +0000
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The difference is same as in between non_violence and passive resistance.

  Answered by     Suryanarayan Murthy, Project Finance Advisor, Credit Line  | 10 24 2011 04:49:19 +0000
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I think compromise itself is a sacrifice. We are compromising (our liberty, feelings, will etc) to satisy others. Is it not a sacrifice? I don't know. Let our learned members discuss on this too !

  Answered by     sheriff r mohideen, planning manager- engineering dept, FMG limited  | 10 23 2011 13:21:46 +0000
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The difference is compromise  is 'give and take' and sacrifice is merely 'give'. One is sharing while the other is ultimate surrender

  Answered by     manish , My a/c is not showing ..help toostep  | 10 23 2011 10:17:52 +0000
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To compromise is to make a deal where one person gives up part of his or her demand. In arguments, compromise is a concept of finding agreement through communication, through a mutual acceptance of terms—often involving variations from an original goal or desire. Extremism is often considered as antonym to compromise, which, depending on context, may be associated with concepts of balance, tolerance. In the negative connotation, compromise may be referred to as capitulation, referring to a "surrender" of objectives, principles, or material, in the process of negotiating an agreement. In human relationships "compromise" is frequently said to be an agreement that no party is happy with, this is because the parties involved often feel that they either gave away too much or that they received too little.

The common understanding of sacrifice involves giving up one’s entire self for a "greater" cause, living in pain and discomfort to "prove" something to others, and even killing a creature, either animal or human, in order to appease an angry god.

  Answered by     Vidhu Dar, CEO/MD/Director, Shiva's Retreat  | 10 22 2011 13:42:09 +0000
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compromise is what we do in helpless state and sacrifice is what we do willingly even though we can have other options .

  Answered by     anuradha , NECC Ltd.  | 10 22 2011 08:01:10 +0000
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i think doing comprise for someone is not as difficult as sacrificing something for someone without any self-interest. It takes a lot to sacrifice than compromise.

  Answered by     puneet , Manager Admin  | 10 22 2011 06:40:30 +0000
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compromise you do when you need something for yourself or related to you at any stage of life and sacrifice comes when you are ready to give up everything for someone's good without any greed.

  Answered by     Srinivas suravajhala, Asst. Manager.  | 10 22 2011 05:39:42 +0000
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A good question Tanimaji.

Certainly they are not one and the same.  The definition of compromise is "an agreement or a settlement of a dispute that is reached by each side making concessions".  Here the person who dont have other option except to go along with the tide having his/her limitations of strength, courage to fight against etc.

Sacrifice on the other hand  means " giving up something you value in exchange for something you don't value, or for no reason at all".  This is the selfless act, the abdication of your own interests in favour of the interests of someone.

In compromise you have some interest and you want to protect that interest.  However, when the situation is not in your favour you have to go along with the tide some times against your will.  In sacrifice you are ready to lose your interest for the sake of protecting someother's interest.  Am I correct?

 

 
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