Sometimes you get caught in a loop that you’d rather not be in.
Two people with who see the world differently are likely to end up going round in circles when they try to explain their point of view.
But it’s also important to talk to people that think differently to you. It broadens your awareness and can also help make you more accepting of people that don’t think the way you do. That’s important, or at least I think it is.
Instead of getting caught in a loop of right and wrong or competing to see who can talk the loudest, why not make listening a priority.
And then instead of feeling like you have to prove your perspective, know that your thoughts are valid.
Once you listen and know that you don’t have anything to prove you’re so much less likely to find yourself going round in circles. It really can be that easy.
What great use it is to remember that not everyone is like you. We often approach situations with this underlying thought that we’re right and they’re wrong or tell ourselves that we have to try and convince the other person that we’re right at any cost.
We‘re so convinced it’s what we have to do that we’re even sometimes willing to raise our voices, shout and argue.
But what if we instead acknowledged that it’s okay to think differently and that we are both valid in the perspectives that we hold. What if you accept that this person does not come under ‘people like us’ but instead that there are people like you and people like me.
Someone might even seem just like you on paper but in reality hold totally different views to you as a resolute of the paths that they’ve taken. We shouldn’t berate them for not thinking like us.
Maybe the next time you’re about to try and change someone’s mind remember there are people like you and people like me.
We don’t share the same point of view and that’s okay.