Have you ever met a human who wakes up in the morning, looks in the mirror, and says to themselves “Today, I’m going to behave totally irrationally”?

Me neither.

Put another way: most people behave in a way they believe to be rational, based on their experience of the world.

And yet, what happens when you think about someone who disagrees with you on any given topic?

It could be the sports team they follow, what time they go to bed or the way they fold/scrunch their toilet paper.

Do you attribute their perspective to something that’s a reasonable result of their experience? Or do you think of them as irrational? Wrong? Ridiculous?

Do you approach them with curiosity and intrigue? Or judgement and shame?

What would it look like to lean more towards the former, and less towards the latter?