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Due to the highly unpredictable and uncertain nature of certain events, our opinion about the world has turned largely subjective and detached from reality, because reality itself has become elusive and hard to grasp.
Our mental projections and division of thoughts are creating unique representations about our world which have become our own truth.
Cultural Intelligence requires us to be open-minded to alternatives, and not be too attached to our belief systems, assumptions and what all we have learned over the years.
One has to understand that everything is fluid, and it is not necessary that we are always right and the other person is always wrong. We have to be concerned with meaning, not with opinions about who is right.
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This is the secret of really good conversations.
Many of our best conversations, whether with people we have just met or with old friends, are about the world around us rat...
"What draws people to be friends is that they see the same truth. They share it."
The theory of shared reality implies that we are most likely to feel closer to each other when we turn our mutual attention to something beyond ourselves.
So the responsibility of keeping the conversation going falls how on the way we engage in the world, cultivating our curiosity and priming our awareness. This means that whether we’re talking to a person we don't know, a partner or teammate, we’ll always have something to talk about.