I wish more people would actually LISTEN to what is said by another person. They may learn something and, heaven forbid, they may learn facts. I think if a person feels LISTENED to, he is more to consider that you're fairl
On the other hand, when they are listening, instead of just biding their time until it is their turn to speak, I would just wish that they'd listen with the intent of UNDERSTANDING what is being said.
That might eventually mean that we might have a mature, adult, dialog which meant something. Changing your mind is not a crime or sin, but it can open you up to a whole new way of thinking that you didn't appreciate. It isn't human nature, however, to admit that you've changed your mind on something. The 'I'm right, you are wrong, not completely right, not completely wrong' adage, comes into play here.
One example is political discourse; in this country, politics has so divided our country that people cannot and will not often be FRIENDS with someone who shared opposing political views. In the past,differences liked that used to spark lively and intelligent debate. These days, there is no such thing as debate or discussion and the desire/knwn Immediately, the name calling begins and we adults look like immature children who will take our toys and play in our own sandbox!