Let me break it down. You have a negative opinion of something. Someone else thinks the opposite! They think that working out with pink leg warmers and a thong is hot! You think it takes away from the discipline of working out.
LOL> funny example, I know.
It’s hard to hear when someone disagrees with you. They may think it’s judgmental and don’t like you passing judgment on something you thought was kind of fun or not that serious.
Do you have a pink leg warmers and thong issue with someone?
In the end does it really matter?
I think listening and sharing ideas is important. Maybe you’re assuming that the person in the thong or the person appreciating it doesn’t have appreciation for the discipline needed to work out.
Maybe they’re assuming you’re a hard head and can’t have fun.
But in a calmer time, maybe success looks like both parties listening and trying to understand what’s important to each of them.
In conclusion, understanding takes action two ways. It’s listening to what the other person thinks, it’s not assuming. Because when you ASSUME you make an ASS out of U and ME (wink, wink!)