He who works with the door open gets all kinds of interruptions, but he also occasionally gets clues as to what the world is and what might be important.

Richard Hamming

I don’t recall how or where I came across this quote from American mathematician Richard Hamming, but there’s a clear suggestion that we be attentive to the people and world around us. I’d like to think he also meant those whose opinions and ideas may differ, which is a surefire path to a more complete understanding of anything.