Why are we sometimes errant in our thinking when it comes to having an opinion on a subject? It may not be cool to have a ‘my way or the highway’ world view. Someone once shared with me a problem they were going through. As I listened and thought about what they were saying, the convo gradually became about it being just a bad day—not a bad life. Although the problem still existed, I was intrigued at how the individual was able to see things differently despite still being knee-deep in it.
Perhaps one reason people hold tightly to what they perceive as important may be the need to maintain normalcy for them. Could it be that one’s opinion is closely tied to their self-worth or identity? My perspective, though important is mine and often may not jive with your perspective that is just as noteworthy. But somehow it does matter, doesn’t it? For some people, this is the major way they differentiate themselves because after all God didn’t create us to be robots. Can we learn to appreciate another person’s footprint even if their shoes don’t fit us? Comments are always welcome.