If we all thought alike, how would we grow, how would we create a solution greater than the sum of the parts. I believe part of creativity is friction, maybe a bit of disagreement.
This means I have to be willing to listen to a different opinion in an objective way. It might be the content of the thought, it may be the direction it takes to an issue, it may just be that it’s contrary. This doesn’t mean wrong, it means our perspective is our own and we have the possibility of seeing an issue through the eyes of another, leading to a different outcome.
I look for people who think differently. I welcome challenge to my ideas. I don’t have the patent on getting everything right, none of us do.
We all tend to believe that people who think like us are intelligent, well-informed and view the world through the proper lens. Everyone should see things the way we do.