Claim: We can usually learn much more from people whose views we share than from those whose views contradict our own.Reason: Disagreement can cause stress and inhibit learning.

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Claim: We can usually learn much more from people whose views we share than from those whose views contradict our own.
Reason: Disagreement can cause stress and inhibit learning.

The statement above is a typical example of the fallacy of false cause; between the amount of learning from others and the position of the others’ ideas regarding our views, there is not necessarily a linkage. We can learn from anyone, no matter how they are similar to us or how they may differ. “A wise enemy rises you, and a dumb friend knocks you down.” This is a Persian proverb that summarizes my viewpoint; the proverb invites us to have a relation with wise people, even if they are enemies it is better than to befriend with a dumb one.

To begin with, we cannot always learn from ...

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