Argue the Opposite
Having a strong opinion requires work, because you need to be able to argue your perspective effectively.
The best way to do this? Practice arguing the other side as well. Only then can you truly understand the debate.
Investor Charlie Munger understood this when he said:
I never allow myself to have an opinion on anything that I don’t know the other side’s argument better than they do.
Understanding the other side requires empathy. And when we engage from a place of empathy, we see that our differences often pale in comparison to our similarities.