We can learn much more from people whose views we share than from people whose views contradict our own

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We can learn much more from people whose views we share than from people whose views contradict our own.

People take various decisions based on their beliefs and how they perceive things in life. Humans easily connect with people who share the same views as themselves. This inhibits their ability to explore various views and stalls the expansion of their knowledge base. This led to my belief that, a lot can be learnt from views that contradict our own.

Firstly, views that contradict our own, can give us a totally unique perspective, which might not even be perceived by people. It is difficult for the human mind to comprehend different scenarios and process them simultaneously. So, a majority of the population, think only in a singular point of view. When our views are contradicted, it is difficult for people to accept the fact that their views are being contradicted. Once, we open the mind to start exploring contradicting views, a lot can be learnt from them. For instance, consider two friends trying to solve a mathematically complex problem, when trying to solve it, each of them is going to contradict the other by stating that his solution is the accurate one. Through these disparate perspectives on a single view, helps them understand each other's solutions and try to bring out the best one. Contradicting views would help a human mind to learn a completely new perspective. This can then help people to compare the two contradicting views and choose the best one. So, contradicting views help us in finding various possibilities of a thing or situation and can help us identify the best one and can help us learn more.

Analogous to the fact "Failure is the first step of Success", it can be stated that "Contradictory views are the first step to growth." Humanity has the ultimate power of introspection. This power helps us grow in many ways. All around the clock, we contradict our views, our own beliefs with our inner voice. When we
wish to do something, our heart tries to contradict this giving many negative examples. This helps us reconsider our wishes and can help us grow. For example, when people generally try to take a decision which is risky, the heart tries to reason with the mind by involuntarily stating contradictory instance which down the road help us in growing. A lot of contradictory views go in the process of introspection, this process of looking at ourselves from a different point of view helps in scrutinizing ourselves and can help us become a better person. In this process, we learn what is right and what is wrong, what should be done and what and many more. There are a few exceptions to my view. When we try to argue against our [positive traits due to someone else's remarks, we reach the heights of depression, which can, in turn, affect us. Even though, this is not the case all the time, contradicting ourselves help bring out our positive traits.

Finally, contradictory views can help find out the weaknesses in a person's work. Always, stuck with one point of view, will not let us decipher the loopholes in our work. The contrasting view of critics can help a person find the weakness in a person's work and can offer a helping hand for him to make it better. As an example, Da Vince, one of the greatest artists of all time was able to produce such beautiful artwork through the contradictory views of his critics. During his childhood, it was his parents who criticised his work, which brought the zeal within him to produce perfect artistic works. The Monalisa, one of the greatest painting ever painted was the result of many contradictory views.

To elucidate, views contradicting our own can bring out the best in us and also help us grow. Although, in the current world, it is difficult for people to let down their self-esteem and accept contradictory views.

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...d out the weaknesses in a persons work. Always, stuck with one point of view, will not...

Transition Words or Phrases used:
also, finally, first, firstly, if, look, so, then, for example, for instance

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

Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 23.0 19.5258426966 118% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 18.0 12.4196629213 145% => OK
Conjunction : 16.0 14.8657303371 108% => OK
Relative clauses : 18.0 11.3162921348 159% => OK
Pronoun: 77.0 33.0505617978 233% => Less pronouns wanted
Preposition: 83.0 58.6224719101 142% => OK
Nominalization: 7.0 12.9106741573 54% => More nominalizations (nouns with a suffix like: tion ment ence ance) wanted.

Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 3118.0 2235.4752809 139% => OK
No of words: 644.0 442.535393258 146% => Less content wanted.
Chars per words: 4.84161490683 5.05705443957 96% => OK
Fourth root words length: 5.0375743251 4.55969084622 110% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.88055155378 2.79657885939 103% => OK
Unique words: 289.0 215.323595506 134% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.448757763975 0.4932671777 91% => More unique words wanted or less content wanted.
syllable_count: 924.3 704.065955056 131% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.4 1.59117977528 88% => OK

A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 18.0 6.24550561798 288% => Less pronouns wanted as sentence beginning.
Article: 7.0 4.99550561798 140% => OK
Subordination: 7.0 3.10617977528 225% => Less adverbial clause wanted.
Conjunction: 0.0 1.77640449438 0% => OK
Preposition: 6.0 4.38483146067 137% => OK

Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 33.0 20.2370786517 163% => OK
Sentence length: 19.0 23.0359550562 82% => The Avg. Sentence Length is relatively short.
Sentence length SD: 44.0805881912 60.3974514979 73% => OK
Chars per sentence: 94.4848484848 118.986275619 79% => OK
Words per sentence: 19.5151515152 23.4991977007 83% => OK
Discourse Markers: 2.30303030303 5.21951772744 44% => More transition words/phrases wanted.
Paragraphs: 6.0 4.97078651685 121% => OK
Language errors: 3.0 7.80617977528 38% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 17.0 10.2758426966 165% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 12.0 5.13820224719 234% => Less negative sentences wanted.
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: 0.317615036885 0.243740707755 130% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.0949075156694 0.0831039109588 114% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0658838254793 0.0758088955206 87% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.189136981579 0.150359130593 126% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0603517107794 0.0667264976115 90% => OK

Essay readability:
automated_readability_index: 11.1 14.1392134831 79% => Automated_readability_index is low.
flesch_reading_ease: 69.11 48.8420337079 141% => OK
smog_index: 8.8 7.92365168539 111% => OK
flesch_kincaid_grade: 8.3 12.1743820225 68% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 10.79 12.1639044944 89% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 7.5 8.38706741573 89% => OK
difficult_words: 119.0 100.480337079 118% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 6.5 11.8971910112 55% => Linsear_write_formula is low.
gunning_fog: 9.6 11.2143820225 86% => OK
text_standard: 9.0 11.7820224719 76% => OK
What are above readability scores?


Rates: 50.0 out of 100
Scores by essay e-grader: 3.0 Out of 6
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