I wanted to write this because its often overlooked. I care about things that may not interest you, things that may interest you, things that you may totally despise. And vice versa. As individuals that’s fine, we live our lives and move on.
In a group setting it’s harder. Imagine you have a colleague who cares about the height of the cubes in a new office, and you don’t care. It’s easy to dismiss it as ridiculous, but you just don’t have the same point of view. Respect requires that they at least get a chance to air their views, and that you don’t belittle those views.
It’s not always easy to do. It is worth learning.