Avoid Segragation

Diversity of opinion is difficult. Though, it’s an essential skill to develop if you want to be a well-rounded person. No matter how much it hurts, make a point of seeking out and understanding alternative opinions. At the very least, understand what the other person believes and be empathetic toward why they might have those ideas. Be flexible in your own thinking, too, to form opinions that consider all sides—not just your personal favorite. Spend time with people outside of your common sphere (if you’re a computer geek, learn how to hang out with jocks). Pull folks up if they’re “below” you. Study and adapt their behaviors if they’re “above” you. Know how to hang with folks of all creeds and colors. Don’t be a sore thumb. Be neutral and care for everyone if they’re a good person—judgement over prejudice.