Open to Receive Others’ Viewpoints

Do not think that the knowledge that you presently possess is changeless, absolute truth.  Avoid being narrow-minded and bound to present views.  Learn and practice nonattachment from views in order to be open to receive others’ viewpoints.  Truth is found in life and not merely in conceptual knowledge.  Be ready to learn throughout your entire life and to observe reality in yourself and in the world at all times. 

–Second Precept of Nhat Hanh’s Order of Interbeing

This month in our Young Nhat Hanh class, we are studying the 14 precepts. The last few years I’ve been reckoning with my echo chamber and have been more open to “receive others’ viewpoints” than the ones typically featured at this site since 2012. The following include writers, economists, podcasters, Yiddishists, journalists, conservatives, feminists, scholars, novelists, and more.

Rav Arora
Russell Brand
Clare Carlisle
Tucker Carlson
Dave Chappelle
Phyllis Chesler
Stephen M. Cohen
Lucy Dawidowicz
Brett Easton Ellis
Briahna Joy Gray 
Jonathan Haidt
Hillel Halkin
Katie Halper
Shulamith Harevan
Katie Herzog
Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Zena Hitz
C. J. Hopkins
Dara Horn
Coleman Hughes
Clive James
Rokhl Kafrissen
Megyn Kelly
Kellie-Jay Keen
Konstantin Kisin
Jhumpa Lahiri
Liel Leibovits
Michael Lind
Susie Linfield
Glenn Loury
Charles Love
Aaron Maté 
Heather McDonald
John McWhorter
John Mearscheimer
Shemeka Michelle
Kadya Molodowsky
Douglas Murray
Anita Norich
Candace Owen
Matteo Pistono
Melanie Phillips
Norman Podhoretz
Ben Shapiro
Wilfred Riley
Scott Ritter
Joe Rogan
Abigail Shrirer
Nancy Sinkoff
Deborah Soh
Thomas Sowell 
Shelby Steele 
Matt Taibbi
Sherry Turkle
Miriam Udel
Batya Ungar-Sargon
Ron Unz
William T. Vollmann 
Matt Walsh
Amy Wax
Whitney Webb
Bari Weiss 
Einat Wilf
Thomas Chatterton Williams
Garry Wills
Ruth Wisse

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