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 Write a response in which you discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree

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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.

Write a response in which you discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the claim and the reasons on which that claim is based.

Is it possible to learn from a person whose views differ from our own? The answer to this question depends on the mindset of the person answering it. I concede that contradictory views often lead to discord and distress. However, it is indeed possible to learn from people with opposite views provided that the discussion is on the reasonable merits, and people involved are flexible enough to listen to the explanation that does not conform to their opinion on the subject.

A very clear example to demonstrate how rigid adherence to beliefs can sometimes lead to chaos is television talk shows or debates. In such shows, people just try to impose their personal beliefs on others without even listening to the opposite side. We all know how this kind of discussion end in a disaster. Another example where opposing parties refuse to do any compromise on their principles can be politicians or political parties in general.

There is only one way out of this and it is a reasonable debate where people welcome how other people look at an issue and try to compare their perspective with their own. For instance, environmental institutions and factory owners are mostly against each other in any government ministry. On one hand, environmentalists emphasize the importance of nature and sustainable development. On the other hand, factory owners contend that the economical growth and jobs of their employees outweigh the minor harm that their operations are causing to the environment. It is only when these two parties are ready to accept each other's concerns, that they can come to a shared belief, and agree on a strategy that is beneficial for both.

At the global level, debate or reasoned discussions has no less importance as can be seen in various treaties and policies accepted by a number of nations. Take an example of two countries on verge of going to war against each other. In this scenario, discussions between diplomats of both countries are the only way to eschew devastating effects on the growth and economy of both nations.

In sum, it is not that we can only learn from the people whose views we share. In my opinion, we can actually learn more from people whose views are in contradiction with our own. Without a difference of opinion, we don't get to know the perspective of others. It is entirely possible that we would agree with some points once we are aware of them. Thus, either to learn only from people with opposing views is not impossible, and it depends on how flexible we are to see the world through the eyes of someone else.

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Grammar and spelling errors:
Line 5, column 437, Rule ID: ECONOMICAL_ECONOMIC[1]
Message: Did you mean 'economic' (=connected with economy)?
Suggestion: economic
...r hand, factory owners contend that the economical growth and jobs of their employees outw...
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Line 9, column 80, Rule ID: ENGLISH_WORD_REPEAT_BEGINNING_RULE
Message: Three successive sentences begin with the same word. Reword the sentence or use a thesaurus to find a synonym.
...n from the people whose views we share. In my opinion, we can actually learn more ...
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Line 9, column 217, Rule ID: EN_CONTRACTION_SPELLING
Message: Possible spelling mistake found
Suggestion: don't
...wn. Without a difference of opinion, we dont get to know the perspective of others. ...
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Transition Words or Phrases used:
actually, however, if, look, so, thus, for instance, in general, kind of, in my opinion, on the other hand

Attributes: Values AverageValues Percentages(Values/AverageValues)% => Comments

Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 21.0 19.5258426966 108% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 7.0 12.4196629213 56% => OK
Conjunction : 14.0 14.8657303371 94% => OK
Relative clauses : 15.0 11.3162921348 133% => OK
Pronoun: 43.0 33.0505617978 130% => Less pronouns wanted
Preposition: 78.0 58.6224719101 133% => OK
Nominalization: 11.0 12.9106741573 85% => OK

Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 2132.0 2235.4752809 95% => OK
No of words: 441.0 442.535393258 100% => OK
Chars per words: 4.83446712018 5.05705443957 96% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.58257569496 4.55969084622 101% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.70928467802 2.79657885939 97% => OK
Unique words: 215.0 215.323595506 100% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.487528344671 0.4932671777 99% => OK
syllable_count: 675.0 704.065955056 96% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.5 1.59117977528 94% => OK

A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 9.0 6.24550561798 144% => OK
Article: 2.0 4.99550561798 40% => OK
Subordination: 0.0 3.10617977528 0% => More adverbial clause wanted.
Conjunction: 3.0 1.77640449438 169% => OK
Preposition: 8.0 4.38483146067 182% => OK

Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 21.0 20.2370786517 104% => OK
Sentence length: 21.0 23.0359550562 91% => OK
Sentence length SD: 48.0544381399 60.3974514979 80% => OK
Chars per sentence: 101.523809524 118.986275619 85% => OK
Words per sentence: 21.0 23.4991977007 89% => OK
Discourse Markers: 5.04761904762 5.21951772744 97% => OK
Paragraphs: 5.0 4.97078651685 101% => OK
Language errors: 3.0 7.80617977528 38% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 10.0 10.2758426966 97% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 7.0 5.13820224719 136% => OK
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 4.0 4.83258426966 83% => OK
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?

Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.309590758217 0.243740707755 127% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.102035341296 0.0831039109588 123% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.135224350324 0.0758088955206 178% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.166036464178 0.150359130593 110% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.138672081601 0.0667264976115 208% => More connections among paragraphs wanted.

Essay readability:
automated_readability_index: 11.8 14.1392134831 83% => Automated_readability_index is low.
flesch_reading_ease: 58.62 48.8420337079 120% => OK
smog_index: 8.8 7.92365168539 111% => OK
flesch_kincaid_grade: 10.3 12.1743820225 85% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 10.73 12.1639044944 88% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 7.94 8.38706741573 95% => OK
difficult_words: 91.0 100.480337079 91% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 11.0 11.8971910112 92% => OK
gunning_fog: 10.4 11.2143820225 93% => OK
text_standard: 11.0 11.7820224719 93% => OK
What are above readability scores?

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Rates: 54.17 out of 100
Scores by essay e-grader: 3.25 Out of 6
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