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We Can Work It Out / You Can’t Always Get What You Want

Friday, 6th July 2019

"I learned two foreign languages back in school, and there is a reason why my German was always going to be better than my French. I blame The Beatles. In my last blog I promised I would write about the Beatles and the Rolling Stones (and not Brexit). I will keep the promise.

In French lessons I always sat next to my friend Richard, and as we thought that the lessons were less than inspiring, or just because we could, we spent class after class discussing The Beatles, and occasionally comparing them to The Rolling Stones. An old debate that we gave new life to, in our adolescence. As a result, my French was always never going to be more than ok. In retrospect I have felt sorry for our teacher, Mr. Green, who was unable to put a stop to our chatter.

The Beatles, arguably the pop / rock band with the greatest cultural significance ever, split up acrimoniously in 1970. I do not know whether they tried to resolve matters amicably, perhaps with third-party help. If time travel were an option, I would love to fly back and have a go at mediating with them."

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Source: Bond & Bond Mediation / University of Wildau
Language: English
Contact: Greg Bond

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