When a difference of opinion culminates in you shutting someone out completely, you’re limiting yourself. Evaluating others with narrow (and inevitably subjective) criteria results in you missing opportunities. It means you won’t learn important lessons they may be uniquely qualified to give you. When excessively critical opinions get in the way of you appreciating those who are different¬†from you, you shrink your growth and the world you live in. The healthy alternative is understanding that, since you don’t know¬†anyone’s story in totality, the best policy is to choose to keep an…

Open and flexible mind.

Steve and Jarl.