I firmly believe that to improve upon things, we need to air out the disagreements. We need to question the process and discuss the problem to obtain the absolute best solution. If I am asking questions or challenging a perspective, you can believe that I care deeply. Any accomplishment and technical or medical advance came from challenging the status quo or current way of thinking.
TED has a great talk, titled Dare to Disagree where Margaret Heffernan shows us “..good disagreement is central to progress. She illustrates (sometimes counterintuitively) how the best partners aren’t echo chambers — and how great research teams, relationships and businesses allow people to deeply disagree.”
I love how she so eloquently states that children need to be thought these skills. We absolutely need a thinking society and not just yes-people!
Hope you enjoy this short talk and are inspired to disagree and advocate for improvement!