It really broadens your horizons the more you open yourself to different perspectives on the same things, and REALLY try to experience it through their eyes. To me, there’s really no other way to understand something.

While I currently consider myself agnostic (as in, “I really don’t know” tongue emoticon ) – a few years as an Eastern Orthodox Christian from age 25-30, and nearly ending up in a monastery… really opened my eyes to the “other part” of Western Civilization that I didn’t get to learn in school.

It really broadens your horizons the more you open yourself to different perspectives on the same things, and REALLY try to experience it through their eyes. To me, there’s really no other way to understand something.

Of course we ‘can’t’ actually see through their eyes, but we can certainly imagine it. [hence the power of movies and such] and when we suspend disbelief, we can really see through their eyes via empathy.. and in a sense, we become them, insomuch as is possible.

From *that* perspective; when we understand how “This is true” from their perspective, you broaden your own perspective once you begin to compare their truths with your own.

But I think comparing BEFORE understanding is premature, as while words may be the same, meanings may not be, much as two chefs preparing the same dishes with the same ingredients can end up with two different meals altogether.

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