You know, a common (perhaps even fear based) block occurred to me this morning.
It’s a prevalent misnomer to think we have to embrace or commit to another point of view in order to gain from it or find value in it – we don’t.
Listening, learning, considering other points of view does not somehow lock us down.
It does not place chains on us. If anything, it makes us free.
The value is in the exchange, testing and even the voicing of ideas.
The keeping of ideas is not as laudable as reasoning and consideration.
We don’t have to agree in order to both be right.
And when you are fearless enough to accept that truth, the value that cracks open from that geode is breathtaking really.
We are amazing, intelligent and creative creatures.
Even when we don’t agree.