Disagreement is easy. Criticism is easy. Curiosity takes more initiative and courage and it brings about better understanding, openness and increases your chances of reaching agreement.
How do you stay curious? Ask questions. Pause. Listen.
Listen to understand, not to debate. Remember when you were ten years old and you were filled with questions? When was the last time that you were truly open to possibilities? When was the last time that you stayed curious when your inner judge wanted to evaluate?
Imagine what you can learn, just by staying open. The possibilities are limitless -- as long as we don't limit them.
-- Doug Smith