I try, just like most of us do, to leave the negativity and sometimes stupidity of the previous day/week in the past.
I believe that if you think and approach things with a positive attitude then you’ll receive a positive outcome. If all you do is bring up negative baggage and have a bad attitude how do you expect to have a happy encounter or life?
I especially have to remind myself to have a bright outlook when dealing with negative or closed-minded people. You can’t change a persons beliefs or even their stand on something. But you might be able to change the way they try to defend those beliefs. Or show them that it’s okay for others to think differently.
I love having conversations with open-minded people who have diverse opinions and beliefs from me. Because I know that’s the only way to have a productive conversation with a person when they think differently then you. You will never have a beneficial convo with a person if all you do is scream your defense or belittle them for their different beliefs.
Leave me some of you best encounters with a contrasting-minded person in the comments below or feel free to tweet me @ittsaa. I’m also curious about what are your ways to deal with closed-minded people.
Stay safe out there.