Avoid worthless, foolish talk that only leads to more godless behavior-2 Timothy 2:16
Maturity often deters the most intelligent person from needless chatter. Once you understand and identify your strengths, weaknesses and your deal breakers, you quickly find yourself exiting conversations quickly.
Those who seek to understand others point of view, do so with an open- mind. My Mentor used to always say this, take the number 6. There are many ways to get this numerically. 4+2, 3+3, 5+1, 10-4. These are all proven methodologies mathematical. However in life, knowledge is empirical. Many people have different observations or experiences that encompasses how they came to know.
Being open-minded can be really tough sometimes. Most of us are brought up with a set of beliefs and values and, throughout our lives, tend to surround ourselves with people who share the same values and beliefs. Therefore, it can be difficult when we’re faced with ideas that challenge our own and, though we may wish to be open-minded, we may struggle with the act of it from time to time.
Opening up your mind to new ideas allows you to the opportunity to change what you think and how you view the world. Now, this doesn’t mean you necessarily will change your beliefs, but you have the option to when you think with an open mind.