Have you ever been unable to imagine a person’s perspective, and subsequently were able to hold it first hand? What was the catalyst?
Ive had a few critical paradigm shifts like this in my life.
Usually it has happened when I consciously tried to openly and honestly set aside my personal views on a subject. To actually do my best to stop advocating for my own perspective, and then try my best to advocate FOR the position/perspective I disagree with. As kind of a very serious thought experiment. Kind of in a principle of charity sort of way.
Sometimes very very quickly, withing moments ive discovered the other position coheres with other core values I possess better than the position I was keeping. In those few moments ive often found my old perspective so untenable I can’t readopt it with good conscience.
It’s why im pro choice today. It’s why I am an anticapitalist. Its much of the reason why I am not a theist.