Expanding Understanding

It is possible for us to expand our understanding of the world without abandoning our core or our current range of beliefs. Let’s say that person A and person B have opposing views on an issue. Their field of understanding may be disconnected, adjoined, or overlapping. As  they engage in meaningful dialogue, the understanding of each may grow so that there is both additional area of overlap and new, unexpected areas of possibility. Each person can absorb the view of the other and integrate it into their own knowledge and being without shifting their center or losing their current realm of understanding.