We all look at different situations differently. And our different viewpoints come from how each and every one of us thinks. How much the way we think differs is influenced by cultural predispositions, gender-related opinions, our particular family (or work) history, or our age and experience—these differences will vary greatly. The bottom line is that all these things, and more, influence our mindset and how we are thinking at any given moment. Therefore, the discipline or challenge for us is to be open-minded to another person’s viewpoint, and to realize that you are both expressing “your” truth.
It does not mean that someone is right or wrong; it means that you are both thinking differently. Be true to your truth and open minded to other viewpoints. When feeling challenged, agree to disagree. Just some thoughts to ponder and share.