I attend a lot of meetings. Meetings held in many cases for the purposes of making a decision. People come to the meeting with an idea of what they would like to see decided. Some people come to a meeting with their minds made up and there is no fact or opinion which is going to change that mind.
This is a trend. We see these problems with an increasingly divisive society. Some people think it is their job to disagree with others. Politics is the clearest example of this. When was the last time you heard a politician say they were wrong and changed their plans?
Maybe we can’t fix society, but we can a start with ourselves. If you hear a good argument for something you disagree with, can you acknowledge it as a good idea? And maybe change your mind?