Consolidate: (v) to combine a number of things) into a single more effective or coherent whole
It would probably be very beneficial if the business world, religious community, entertainment industry and political marketplace learned the difference between consolidate and compromise.
Compromising is when two ideas collide and neither one has the power nor the backing to be heard by itself–so two of these concepts opt
for a third, which neither party is particularly pleased with, but they are convinced is the only way to achieve common ground.
Consolidate, on the other hand, is when one whole thing links up with another whole thing, both remaining intact, and because of the integrity of each, end up complementing one another.
Even though it is popular to insist that marriage is a compromise, unions of that sort, which try to come up with a third way to blend things, usually end up destroying their relationship.
Marriage should be a consolidation. Two whole people with two whole personalities link with one another and become doubly effective.
Two political parties, each with solid ideas, plug into one another. They remain whole, the ideas remain pure, the country benefits.
Two people of spiritual bearing come together, and rather than debating the finer points of religion, they consolidate their efforts over the principles that are most universal and therefore, bless the world.
Two businesses merge, maintaining the individuality of their products, in order to expand their market.
In the entertainment industry, rather than watering down a script until it loses all of its impact and sometimes story line, consolidate great ideas, and sew them together with the magical thread of words.
We are the United States.
We are not the compromised states.
All fifty units bring something to the table, and all fifty have an idea to share which is needed to make this melting pot remain well-mixed.
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