Refusing to be open to another’s point of view has caused the end to many relationships.
Most of us need to convince others of our rightness. We do not want to admit we are wrong or that another’s point of view has merit or that they are free to believe and perceive whatever they choose.
We are all human and fallible, we are driven by our need to “protect our dignity” and our need to be right. Yet, it is the humble person who is willing to listen, to be wrong and to be open to others ideas or opinions who has more peace, joy and serenity in their lives.
Most right and wrongs are opinions and “absolute truths” are open to interpretation, when we open our minds and allow differing opinions, life becomes less exhausting.
When you allow yourself and others to say “I choose to feel differently or I choose to see it differently” you empower everyone concerned to have their own free will. I find it useful to ask myself “do I want to be right or do I want to be happy? Is my intention to create dissention or peace?” The world would be a boring place if everyone was in constant agreement with us, welcoming differences is what creates the exciting diversity of this wonderful planet.