I read reviewers I tend to disagree with and others I tend to agree with. Therefore, if the former dislikes a book or play or movie which the latter likes, I know I’m on very strong ground to pursue it. But sometimes the former is more enlightening than the latter.
I try to understand a variety of viewpoints, even if they infuriate me. I always manage to learn something, and I’m being intellectually honest.
If you only listen to what you’re already in agreement with, you simply pour more and more cement on the bunker you’ve built for yourself.