Why It’s a Good Idea to Listen to Opposing Views.

Eric Turner
Apr 23, 2018 · 5 min read

Back to the Chevy and Ford example…

Let’s just pretend for a second that you think Chevy is better than Ford because that’s what your best friend thinks. You trust your best friend. You know that he or she has ample knowledge of the way the components are manufactured and put together.

You have to find a way to identify a truth in your heart while still having the ability to be tolerant of the truth in an opposing viewpoint.

You won’t be able to function in relationship with others if you can’t. I’ve heard it said quite interestingly in a college class I attended a long time ago. The professor pointed to the white wall in the room and he said, “This wall is green. It is. This is a green wall. I know you think it’s white, but it’s not”, and he began shouting, “This wall is green!”.


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