It seems lately, that more and more teens are depressed. A lot of teenagers are going through hard times dealing with social acceptance. Teens always worry about what they wear or what they say or what they do. Everything that they do, they have to worry about what others think of them. Now, some people are able to just brush of people's judgements and negative comments. But others have a struggle everyday with what people are thinking and saying about them. People judge others and don't think about how they are affecting the person.
I think that people need to step back, and think about what they are doing to another person. If you judge someone or make them feel bad about themselves, you have no idea how they are going to react. Some people are going to just brush it off, others will say something back, but others will go to extremes like depression or self harm because you made them feel like they aren't good enough.
In relation to the big idea of the course that "considering multiple view points is the only way to truly understand anything" you need to understand that nobody is going to react the same way to what people negatively say about them. You need to understand what a person is going through before saying something, because if you'll never know how it will affect them.