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How open are you to looking at things you are familiar with from a different or opposite perspective?

WintaTheAngle · 41-45, M Best Comment
Possibly not as much as I should.
AMelancholyHaunting · 41-45, M
@WintaTheAngle At least one person gave an honest answer.

A good question, but on this site probably not a popular one.

These people so love their factions.
chrisCA · M
@DancesForJabba Many are zealots.
@chrisCA Of every shape and size
DeWayfarer · 61-69, M
Depends on the other perspective and how obstinate they are. Fanatics and I simply don't not get along because they are always right by their perspective.

How do you take on the perspective of always being right when you don't feel that way at all? 🤷🏻‍♂️

I'm willing to admit that I'm not always right and that perspectives often come into play.

Even that's my "opinion" BTW!

I was at one time a friend with the original Anadvocate on USENET.

Anadvocate = One who speaks contrarily to what he believes or what is popular. -Orson Scott Card - Speaker for the dead.
dancingtongue · 80-89, M
Constantly try to. But when the advocate for the different perspective starts out with pejorative name calling, it is hard to hear anything after that because it appears clear they aren't interested in considering a different perspective as well.
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CM440 · 56-60, C
I am fully open to looking at a differing view, but it takes an abundance of good information for me to do a complete turnaround.
SweetMae · 70-79, F
I am open to seeing someone's else's point of view.
Unlearn · 41-45, M
I am quite open to it...
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It depends on the subject. There are some subjects if explained civilly, I can hear and consider another perspective. But there are other subjects, like civil rights issues, where I don’t think there [b]is[/b] a valid opposing side.
dancingtongue · 80-89, M
@bijouxbroussard I agree when it comes to core civil rights. But frequently the flash points around issues -- particularly civil rights ones -- are over periphery misunderstandings (either true misunderstandings or provocative disinformation campaigns) that could be resolved by cutting through the distrust and wrong assumptions.
ViciDraco · 36-40, M
I try to be very open. Even for things I disagree with, I try to understand reasons and motives

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