There is no one completely alike. Therefor no opinion quite alike.
But is it true? I might say so and you may not.
I guess we just have to agree to disagree.
We all go through the world with our own set of ideas and beliefs. It would be naive to think that other people would have those exact same ideas. But it’s amusing that some people do in some way walk through the world assuming just that. They may not be as naive to think that everybody will agree to what he believes in. But they are naive enough to cut off diversity and not considering the possibility of them being wrong. What makes us wiser and stronger are not people who agree with us. But it’s people who disagree.
Because it evokes a very primal trait in us, “Proving them wrong”.
This is a very powerful motivational tool that is embedded in us (especially in men). It can be used positively to do something productive or it can be used to do something out of spite.
Because this jolts us into taking massive action, finding proof that backs our beliefs up. Finding new knowledge and seeking new ideas.
Diversity’s most important gift to us is knowledge or should I say the seek of knowledge.
Because knowledge is everything. With knowledge we can change or do something we couldn’t before. Understand something we couldn’t comprehend; if not for diversity which led us on that path.
Don’t shun diversity when diversity can be the key to solving your problem.
I remember there was a book one of my friends recommended me to read. My initial thought was “this wasn’t for me”. 4 months later I find myself bored and pick up the book and start reading. After the first 10 pages I was done. I loved it and ended up finishing it in 2 days. Be open for possibilities that you might be wrong or that you might like something. The worst thing that can happen is you were right after all or you gained new insight and enjoyment.
It doesn’t matter if you don’t agree with everything, but know that there is value in others knowledge. Because they see through a lens that you may not. They see things that you do not see and vice versa. Instead of disapproving others ideas straight away, try and understand. Try and put yourself in their situation and see what you can find of value. Use what you find valuable and discard the rest.