Here is an extract from 'Orthodoxy', which found echoes in my own attitude towards people and, indeed, is one of the reasons that I like blogging; I love to meet (even virtually) people from different walks of life, with different opinions and experiences. I may not agree with them but how dull life would be if we only mixed with carbon copies of ourselves.
How much larger your life would be if your self could become smaller in it; if you could really look at other [people]* with common curiosity and pleasure; if you could see them walking as they are in their sunny selfishness and their virile indifference! You would begin to be interested in them, because they were not interested in you. You would break out of this tiny and tawdry theatre in which your own little plot is always played, and you would find yourself under a freer sky, in a street full of splendid strangers. (Orthodoxy)
*he did, of course, write 'men'