Sometimes, no matter how good our intentions, we find ourselves butting heads with someone. Perhaps we always butt heads with the same person, perhaps we butt heads with anyone around us. And, in general, those we butt our heads against will butt back; this creates an atmosphere and aura around both that is uncomfortable and irritating to those in the vicinity of both the butt-er and butt-ee. If all parties are, as a rule, in the same place at the same time a more than undesirable situation ensues and supports strife and dissension in the workplace, home, athletic site, or any place people are thrown together over and over. Once such an atmosphere has been established it is very difficult to defeat it and move on to a comfortable environment. We do have a choice – we can make an effort to be aware of our effect upon others, to see how our behavior affects those around us. From there we can make the choice to avoid the person we normally butt heads with, we can make overtures to that person and agree upon a truce, we can appeal to that person’s better nature (they must have one), or we can be strictly “business as usual” with them. Though we may think that making peace should be a mutual responsibility, shouldn’t we make the first effort at striking a truce anyway?