One thing that has benefitted me as of late is challenging my thinking. Holding up the things I think and believe to an intense light. In some places, I have found that I have maintained my original views. In others, my mind has been changed. But either way, I am better for it.
Society today is focused on insulating us from things that oppose our views. That is why politics is so polarized. Instead of being willing to listen and learn from the other side, we don't even give them a chance to speak. But we're not actually denying them the opportunity to speak. We're denying ourselves the chance to learn.
I guess all I can say is challenge yourself to be challenged. In how you do your work, in how you live your life, in your politics, and in your spiritual beliefs. Put it all out there, and you may learn something new about yourself. And you will likely find more common ground with others as we