Thoughts about your interaction…
What do you gain from personal interactions? Everything is summed up in these quotes…
“We’re losing social skills, the human interaction skills, how to read a person’s mood, to read their body language, how to be patient until the moment is right to make or press a point. Too much exclusive use of electronic information dehumanizes what is a very, very important part of community life and living together.” Brandon Jenner, TV
“Some people think that the truth can be hidden with a little cover-up and decoration. But as time goes by, what is true is revealed, and what is fake fades away.” Ismail Haniyeh
And these thoughts spill out the realities of life…
You can’t learn anything from someone who agrees with everything you say. It might feel good, but it doesn’t really do you any good.
You also can’t learn anything from someone who disagrees with everything you say. When there is no common ground, there is no way to convey information.
Some people, though, are able to understand you and at the same time challenge you. Seek out those people and you can learn much from your interactions with them.
When your thoughts and ideas are challenged, they become more clear, more aligned with truth, more valuable. Be willing to question your thoughts, even to possibly discard them, and your thinking grows in power.
With each experience, with every interaction, you expand your ability to understand. Rather than seeking to hear only what you agree with, seek new levels of truth.
Open your knowledge, your ideas, and yourself to challenge. And go where the truth leads.