One way or another, we all strive for a comfort zone, and one of the easiest ways to stay in it is to communicate with people similar to us. Such people agree with us and usually even think the same. At first, it may seem that all this makes our life easier, but there is a flip side to the coin. While spending time only with such people, we do not grow personally, and although we may be less comfortable with people who are different from us, we develop alongside them.
The following five aspects presented to your attention will allow you to realize the benefits of communicating with people who are different from you.
- Your identity will expand, and it will be easier for you to accept other people
Being surrounded by those who think differently from us, we begin to understand ourselves better. We are more aware of the reason we choose to be who we are and think the way we think. We gradually realize that the views of different people on the same things may not coincide.
- Your thinking will become more critical
We can be mistaken and look at things from a limited point of view. Communicating with other people who see the world differently will help us realize that there are many completely different points of view, that everyone has their reasons to think in a certain way. This awareness will help us easily change our ideas about what is happening if we find that someone else’s point of view is more meaningful than our own.
- You can enjoy the talents of others
We all have strengths and weaknesses. Someone may well see the situation as a whole but find it difficult to navigate deeply because there is not enough patience or interest. This person will greatly succeed if there is someone in his/her immediate environment who is well versed in the details.
- You will make more informed decisions
If you have people in your environment who can look at situations from different points of view, this will help you get a more complete and clearer picture of what is happening. Based on this, you will be able to make more informed decisions.
- Your life will become more interesting
Being surrounded by those with whom we are comfortable, we can become boring, lethargic, lose creativity. Only difficulties support the vitality and desire to act in us, opening up a completely new and exciting world in which we have the opportunity to think and enjoy life.
These five reasons must have convinced you to try this approach, haven’t they? If the answer is ‘yes’, you can try to find at least a slightly different person and talk to him/her. The easiest way to find a stranger to talk to is to use free chat application. One of them is NEEO Messenger – an app with an integrated translator. You can find a person with NEEO Nearby feature and start communicating with him/her straight away – no language barriers or other difficulties!