The Art of Objectivity

July 1st, 2009

Something we should all practice.

The Art of Objectivity.

It promotes mutual respect, encourages understanding and actually helps people to agree to disagree.

Sure peoples opinions may differ but do we have to dislike one another because of that?

As the web is showing us by flattening previous preconceptions (through twitter, blogging, social media), sure you may disagree on political views but on Rugby or Marketing or Traffic issues you share the same views.

Maybe there is something in an alternative view? It is worth a thought, or at least mutual respect.

The world would be such a better place if this was practiced more – or even taught in schools. ย Now that would be amazing.

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4 Responses to “The Art of Objectivity”

  1. Louis Rosas-Guyon Says:

    Sadly it is rare to meet those who can disagree without being disagreeable. When people personally associate themselves with their ideas or beliefs there is no peaceful path to disagreement. Objectivity is indeed an artform that should be practiced. And even better if it was included in school curriculae.

  2. Ben Young Says:

    @Louis Thanks for your comments, very much appreciated, objectivity is definitely something that needs to be practiced over and over again.

  3. Craig Dewe Says:

    We just have to remember that we’re always wrong… at least from someone’s perspective.

    I used to be right all the time… then I grew up. Now I’m only right 99% of the time ๐Ÿ˜‰

  4. Ben Young Says:

    @Craig Haha thanks for the reference to another blog post You are always wrong http://blog.local/you-are-always-wrong/

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