Something to remind myself whenever I’m not as patient in understanding new perspectives:
Parallels are comforting. They are warm and fuzzy and easy to mistake as loving. But they are not the seeds of growth. Sameness won’t expose you to knew things, or teach you all that much about life. The strongest couples aren’t made up of people who have identical views, personalities, or backgrounds. They’re comprised of people who offset each other and challenge each other daily to reach new levels of understanding and to experience new things.
Date Someone Who Challenges You (Even If They Drive You Nuts Sometimes) | Thought Catalog