Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other’s eyes for an instant? (Henry David Thoreau, 19th century American essayist)

Others have said we should walk a mile in another person’s shoes to understand him and how he thinks. No doubt it would make life easier if we could see things from the other person’s perspective when we’re having a meaningful discussion. To think only from our point of view is to limit our ability to understand one another.

I appeal to you… [to] agree with one another in what you say and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly united in mind and thought. (1 Corinthians 1:10)