Subject: We can normally learn more from like-minded persons than from those who have con
People who have contradictory viewpoints will be able to learn more than
When people are like-minded, their will be nothing to discuss on the issue.
If you take an example of organization where they want to take a decision on
certain project, people with similar point of view stop discussing and will
take a decision which they have to regret in later time. Their will be no
raise of questions, no doubts clarified and certainly they will take a dumb
decision. Each and every project in an industry needs thorough discussion.
Depending on the discussion they have to take a decision on time,
organization of the project etc... The group of people with contradicting
viewpoints will generate new puzzles on the issue to answer. The outcome of
such discussions will be a fruitful result.
In daily life a child learns more from her parents, teachers and friends
only when he/she contradicts with everything she learns and asks more
questions in learning process. The child can never learn if he/she is a
like-minded person and accepts everything she comes across.
Another example of contradictory viewpoints people learn better than like
minded persons is a political bill to be passed. When politicians in senate
are taking certain decision, when there are people with similar ideas, there
will be no discussions, no ideas, and no questions and thus a flaw may also
be implemented in such cases. Thus, while passing a bill in the senate,
their will be lot of discussions, contradictions, questions and at the end
after lot of struggle people come to a decision which will be helpful for
Like-minded people may be helpful in mere cases but in most cases
contradictory minds are helpful resources for decision making. Any project
will be successful when there are different ideas, different inputs and
different questions from the group of people. So, I strongly say that
contradictory minds can learn more than the like-minded people and conflict
will never lead to tension but it leads to acuteness of mind.