What do we have to gain?

Whenever we listen to someones opinion on any subject it’s worth asking. What have they been through? What are they doing now? And how does this affect their point of view?

Not that their view is necessarily right or wrong. But understanding the biases that cultivate it give us a clearer picture.

More importantly we need to do this when we form our own opinions. What biases are at play? What haven’t we considered?

You can see this clearly with the pandemic. People take a stance based on what they have to gain (or lose).