One of the keys to being able to navigate effectively through life is understanding that your perspective isn’t the only one. Just because YOU see it one way doesn’t automatically make it right. The wise know that half empty is just as valid as half full and the only difference is perspective. You don’t necessarily have to agree with what they’re presenting, but respecting a person’s perspective will cause them to be more open to at least hearing yours. The fastest way to put someone on the defense is to immediately tell them how wrong they are.