“Whenever you find that you are on the side of the majority, it is time to reform.”
– Mark Twain
I so enjoy the variety of people I know. The differences in my circle are vast on everything from political views to familial status, formal education to employment choice. I appreciate these people as they provide me great opportunities to consistently experience different views. Granted, mine may not always change, but it is an improvement still to be able to expose myself to a different perspectives.
When we talk about “varied perspectives,” we aren’t necessarily talking about debate, transformation, or convincing others. We are simply seeing how similar things in our sphere may be different. Why is this important?
- We can’t possibly be an expert in everything – learn from those around you.
- There are always two sides (typically more) to every story – always strive to have all the facts.
- We may be wrong – unlikely, I know, but it could happen – the correction from others can make us better.
- We may be doing our family, friends, or clients a disservice – your perspective is valuable and important. It is important to give when needed and guide when appropriate.
I am so thankful for my circle of perspectives. You keep me sharp, informed, and safe.