Question: What stops you from seeing things from another person’s point of view? Important question in the current political environment.
Answer: You are right. Seeing things from the viewpoint of others is not only important, it is an evolutionary, survival necessity.
Without a full, benevolent integration within Human society – achieved by existing through the desires, viewpoints of each other – we can’t survive in an intricately interconnected and fully interdependent Natural system.
What stops us?
Our inherently self-centered, self-justifying, proudly individualistic and subjective nature.
So how can we achieve a state that is beyond our instinctive nature?!
We need a very special, purposeful and practical educational method that can teach us how to act and behave in a “supernatural” way, beyond the boundaries of our selfish, egoistic and hateful spheres.
Only education can achieve such a fundamental self-change without coercion, trickery, through positive motivation, when people join in willingly, by free choice.