In any situation, progress requires discussion among people who have contrasting points of view.
Write a response in which you discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the statement and explain your reasoning for the position you take. In developing and supporting your position, you should consider ways in which the statement might or might not hold true and explain how these considerations shape your position.
"Brainstorming" has become an essential task in our daily study and work. What makes brainstorming effective is that people with opposing views are able to exchange their ideas in a heated discussion, which in turn leads to better solutions to problems. However, not everyone in every field needs to communicate in order to make progress.
We must acknowledge that there are certainly many benefits to be gained from people holding different viewpoints communicating with each other. This is because everyone has their own limitations, and the best way to break through the limitations of your own thinking is to communicate with people who have different points of view. Take myself as an example. Once upon a time, I greatly despised insurance brokers. At that time, I thought insurance brokers were all crooks, and the insurance industry was a Ponzi scheme in nature. Insurance brokers sold insurance to their friends and relatives, which was an act of making money for themselves at the expense of others. But then, as I came into contact with more and more insurance brokers, I realized that the limitations of my previous perceptions made me very misinformed about insurance brokers. My cognitive limitation was that I only saw the insurance companies that were scamming money in the news reports. But as I talked to more insurance brokers, my cognitive limitations were overcome. I discovered that insurance is a rigorous science based on actuarial calculations and that the insurance industry is highly regulated by the state, and that insurance brokers themselves are highly and professionally trained. After that, I began to think of insurance brokerage as a very advanced profession. Nowadays, I am able to make good use of insurance for my wealth management and wealth enhancement.
However, the benefits derived from interacting with people who hold different views cannot be generalized, as it is the most logical behavior to stick to one's own views on certain areas. It is true that progress in many areas of human society relies on discussions between people who hold different views, such as philosophy, science, and politics. The advancement of the discipline of philosophy relies on the debates between various schools of thought from ancient times to the present, which has allowed philosophers to go further and further in their search for the origins of the world. Science, on the other hand, has always evolved through questioning. Without questioning, science could not have made the progress it has today, and humanity would still be living in the darkness of the Middle Ages. Politics, needless to say, is even more of an art of negotiation. However, there are other areas where communication with others is less crucial to progress in this field. Art and culture, for example. Take Cezanne's Impressionism, for example. When Cézanne discovered that oil painting could also be used to express only the "impressions" left by the landscape in the eyes of the people, in the context of a time dominated by Realism, what were the consequences of communicating this idea to the Realists? It is conceivable that the stubborn realists would have greatly obstructed the birth of this new genre of art, which would have been devastating to the development of human art. Similarly, the development of culture does not require interaction with others. Cultural self-confidence is essential for nations and peoples. If too much consideration is given to other nations and peoples in the development of one's own culture, that culture will not develop well.
In conclusion, while adequate communication with those who hold different views can address one's own perceived limitations, and is important in many areas, we should not generalize. However, we should not generalize that there should be adequate communication with opposing viewpoints in all areas.