We don’t see things the way they are. We see things the way we are. — Unknown
We don’t live life devoid of bias or assumptions. And while there is nothing wrong with assuming, it is when assumptions become hurtful that it is wrong.
Sometimes we need to shift our angle a bit, to get a different view. The fact that my view differs from you does not necessarily make me right. Conversely your difference of opinion doesn’t make you wrong.
I should constantly check the thinking of my thinking. I am blessed to have a friend towards whom I can speak my mind without a need to sensor my thoughts.
Iron sharpens iron and we should constantly challenge those in our circle to think about their thinking.
I have often cautioned my kids against stereotyping, until one day when my son asked if what I was doing isn’t exactly that.