there are two sides to every question

there are two sides to every question

Every argument has an opposing side that is worth understanding or has its own valid reasoning. A: "I just think it's dumb that so many people are opposed to this." B: "Well, there are two sides to every question. Maybe it's worth looking into the reasons those people feel the way they do."
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There are two sides to every question.

 and There are two sides to every story.
Prov. There are valid reasons for holding opposing opinions. Jim: I can't see why anyone would object to building a city park on the corner. John: There are two sides to every question. Maybe the people who own the buildings on the corner don't want them knocked down. Fred: Only an idiot would want to go hang gliding. It's too dangerous. Ellen: There are two sides to every question. Maybe some people think it's enjoyable enough to be worth the risk.
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