“Whenever you find yourself thinking, ‘This guy’s an idiot,’ immediately ask yourself ,
‘Why does he believe this?’
‘Where’s he coming from?’
‘What happened to cause him to think this way?’
You have to work hard at understanding people.”
I agree with this quote – good to approach a differing view first with an open mindset, actively listening for the why’s and the context behind the view, before confirming the initial impression (‘yes, this person is indeed an idiot’) or learning something new.