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.