I am a Conservative / Libertarian living in a VERY conservative neighborhood in a very conservative state. Most of my friends and associates share my political views. I am constantly looking for opposing viewpoints to challenge my own, and I worry about getting stuck in a loop where my own opinions are reflected back at me simply because everyone with whom I interact agrees with me. I search out and read things written by those I disagree with but even the best book or article lacks the persuasive power to challenge preconceived notions that a good argument does. What do you do to get outside your own ideas and challenge yourself, or if you dont, why not?