Agreeing with people you want to disagree with

This morning I was reading a book by someone I often disagree with. 

It’s easy to dismiss a lot of what this guy says. 

But as I was reading I found that he was saying so much that I agree with.  A few years ago this would have been really troubling.  I probably would have thought there was something wrong with me.  

I have come to realize that I don’t have to agree with someone 100% of the time to find something of value in what they say. 

I think one of the challenges in our culture is that it’s really easy to find the people you agree with 100% of the time, and never challenge yourself to learn something from people that you disagree with. 

Maybe instead of disregarding everything from a particular source, take a minute and listen to what they are actually saying and not what you think they are saying.

Do you have to agree all the time? No.  But there is also a possibility that you may be wrong.  There is also a possibility that these people are asking questions that you haven’t asked yet.  

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