April 28, 2021 - I was thinking about approaching conversation and connection to others from the point of view of learning something from the interaction, rather than getting your point across. I grew in a family, maybe like most, where being right was the important thing, not necessarily being informed. So, it’s something I’m working on, and in our current misinformation/disinformation climate, it seems of great value.
I found this from the Bhagavad Gita in relation to this idea:
“Because this world is a learning ground, a place to discipline, train, and elevate all beings. If we decline to learn we cannot derive the benefits of the schooling.”
Love this part…”If we decline to learn we cannot derive the benefits of the schooling.”