Different Point of View
The beauty of having a different point of view is exactly that, having a different point of view.
If a person is offering an opinion that seems to be more of an off–the-cuff statement, it’s more beneficial to challenge the content rather than the individual. If approached in this manner, both parties will learn something. If a person is offering a point of view based on research and proven theory, I think you can have a good debate which can lead to new discovery. Nobody has the correct answer because everyone has different experiences. If you attempt to apply someone else’s experience as if it were your own you will have varying results and not necessarily positive ones. I prefer not to shadow anyone but at the same time use what I have learned from others and draw my own conclusion.
We can always agree to disagree but in the end at least you will have a great debate and learn something new, what ever that might be.