Dismissed

It's easy to dismiss something at a glance, but when you look closer, it becomes harder. Context, understanding, and connection increase when you look deeply at something.

The current culture of headlines and summaries makes dismissal the norm (anything written in under 280 characters is especially easy to dismiss).

But maybe when we resist the urge to dismiss, we risk opening and learning the most. Diving in against what feels uncomfortable to us ensures that the delta between what we think we know and what someone is saying will be far greater. And even if we dismiss it in the end, maybe we've learned that a perspective exists that we didn't quite acknowledge or understand.

Maybe there is wisdom in every perspective.

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