Those who do not know their opponent’s arguments do not completely understand thier own.

Opposing viewpoints provide us the opportunity to see things from a different perspective. They can open our eyes to ways of thinking completely foreign to our own and are necessary in order to grow. I get more satisfaction from a conversation when a person doesn’t completely agree with me than one when they do. If I never wanted to hear a dissenting opinion, I would record, play, and repeat myself saying, “uh huh, yeah, true.” However, hearing these different views provides me insights to their value systems and logic, and provides a much richer conversation. Don’t be afraid of opposing viewpoints—encourage and welcome them as opportunities to expand and grow.