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.

In the real world, one can always find people uphold different perspectives on the same problem due to their differences in experiences and their own interests. From the standards of beauty to the political stands, the world is filled with various voices, some are similar while some are contradictory. The prompt suggests that we will benefit more in terms of learning when communicating with those who share the same views with us. However, I mostly disagree with this argument for the following three reasons.

Firstly, solely talking to people who have similar views can easily lead to bias, which is one of the most common reasons for conflicts, disputes, and illiteracy. For instance, ancient people used to believe that Earth is a level ground rather than a sphere. At that time, the scientists who challenged this so-called 'common sense' were purged and were even prosecuted. Such a tragedy was caused by people's willingness to believe in those who share the same belief. Turning a deaf ear to the challengers, in this case, hampered the development of science and technology and blocked the most advanced scientific discovery to the mass majority. Should there be more people who are willing to listen to and learn from the challenging voices, humans would make faster and greater progress in exploring the universe.

Secondly, contradictory and surprising comments with good reasons and supporting evidence are often of high value in terms of expanding our knowledge and enhancing our abilities. The learning journey itself is full of surprises and mind-blowing new discoveries. For example, Albert Einstein's Theory of Relativity was born by questioning the traditional views that time and space are absolute factors, indicating that time and space are changeable. Einstein obtained such an 'absurd' conclusion through rigorous reasonings and logical inductions which earned him high recognition among experts. Like Theory of Relativity, the huge progress in human history is always accompanied by challenges to traditional believes.

Lastly, those who we don't agree with are the group of people that are more likely to bring us new insights, because it is often easier for us to approach and talk with those who share the same views compared to those who we do not agree with. Studies have shown that people who share the same economic status are more likely to uphold the same political stands and live in the same neighborhoods. It is easier to meet and talk daily with people who share similar standards with us comparing to those who are different. Therefore, we should consciously expose ourselves more to the voices that we do not normally hear to expand our horizons.

In conclusion, we can learn so much from people who we disagree with comparing to those who we share similar views. It is indeed difficult to step out of our comfort zone and listen to the views that we do not like. However, such an excuse should not block us from learning all the surprising facts and knowledge from those voices that worth listening to.

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Transition Words or Phrases used:
first, firstly, however, if, lastly, second, secondly, so, therefore, while, for example, for instance, in conclusion

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

Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 23.0 19.5258426966 118% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 8.0 12.4196629213 64% => OK
Conjunction : 19.0 14.8657303371 128% => OK
Relative clauses : 26.0 11.3162921348 230% => Less relative clauses wanted (maybe 'which' is over used).
Pronoun: 48.0 33.0505617978 145% => Less pronouns wanted
Preposition: 69.0 58.6224719101 118% => OK
Nominalization: 6.0 12.9106741573 46% => More nominalizations (nouns with a suffix like: tion ment ence ance) wanted.

Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 2550.0 2235.4752809 114% => OK
No of words: 502.0 442.535393258 113% => OK
Chars per words: 5.0796812749 5.05705443957 100% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.7334296765 4.55969084622 104% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.70194433078 2.79657885939 97% => OK
Unique words: 253.0 215.323595506 117% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.503984063745 0.4932671777 102% => OK
syllable_count: 786.6 704.065955056 112% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.6 1.59117977528 101% => OK

A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 6.0 6.24550561798 96% => OK
Article: 5.0 4.99550561798 100% => OK
Subordination: 1.0 3.10617977528 32% => OK
Conjunction: 1.0 1.77640449438 56% => OK
Preposition: 6.0 4.38483146067 137% => OK

Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 22.0 20.2370786517 109% => OK
Sentence length: 22.0 23.0359550562 96% => OK
Sentence length SD: 38.4293921604 60.3974514979 64% => OK
Chars per sentence: 115.909090909 118.986275619 97% => OK
Words per sentence: 22.8181818182 23.4991977007 97% => OK
Discourse Markers: 5.31818181818 5.21951772744 102% => OK
Paragraphs: 5.0 4.97078651685 101% => OK
Language errors: 6.0 7.80617977528 77% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 12.0 10.2758426966 117% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 9.0 5.13820224719 175% => OK
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 1.0 4.83258426966 21% => More facts, knowledge or examples wanted.
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?

Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.308756322642 0.243740707755 127% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.0883537588759 0.0831039109588 106% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0802843309361 0.0758088955206 106% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.189201795006 0.150359130593 126% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.10130512152 0.0667264976115 152% => OK

Essay readability:
automated_readability_index: 13.9 14.1392134831 98% => OK
flesch_reading_ease: 49.15 48.8420337079 101% => OK
smog_index: 8.8 7.92365168539 111% => OK
flesch_kincaid_grade: 11.9 12.1743820225 98% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 12.48 12.1639044944 103% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 8.5 8.38706741573 101% => OK
difficult_words: 120.0 100.480337079 119% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 11.0 11.8971910112 92% => OK
gunning_fog: 10.8 11.2143820225 96% => OK
text_standard: 11.0 11.7820224719 93% => OK
What are above readability scores?

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Rates: 83.33 out of 100
Scores by essay e-grader: 5.0 Out of 6
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