The only way to be truly free in life is to learn an ancient practice called discernment - learning to tell the difference between right and wrong. And one of the best ways I've learned to do that is by being open to really listen to other people's opinions and points of view. Especially if they disagree with mine. Listening in order to respond next is like putting a lock on your brain ... it doesn't allow real and genuine interaction with other people. Instead, the next time you're in an argument, disagreement, or even just a friendly chat with someone whom you disagree with, instead of waiting your turn to speak and one-up them with your piece, really listen to what they have to say and see what you can learn. Who knows, they may reciprocate!?!
“Lock up your libraries if you like; but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind.”
Source: Virginia Woolf, "A Room of One's Own"