Monday, February 21, 2011

"I Was Wrong"

One of the biggest impediments to our happiness is identification with our own opinions, and refusing to accept that they might be wrong.
We shut ourselves off from new information, avoid making any observations that conflict with our views, and ignore what others want to tell us, simply because we fear that our beliefs will be challenged.
So what if we’re wrong?

As human beings we’re bound to make mistakes in understanding the world. That’s part of our learning journey and it’s nothing to feel ashamed about.
Being able to admit when we are wrong will help diffuse a great deal of tension in dealing with others, as we’ll no longer feel the need to take a defensive stance to protect our opinions.

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