“Most of us will do anything to avoid being wrong. But what if we’re wrong about that?

A lack of knowledge leaves the search open for us. When we admit what we don’t know, we can at least seek answers. But what about when we think we know? What happens when we are certain in our misunderstanding?  It can create a long lasting impression about who we are, and that can be devastating.

Assumptions, and the degree to which we cling to them for fear of being wrong, are some of the most dangerous beliefs. To a certain extent, we seem to believe in a culture where misconceptions and misunderstandings are ruthlessly defended. Why is there so much negative discussion about a politician or business leader changing their mind? Where in history did we collectively decide that our beliefs should be fixed and not examined based on new information?


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