posted on Apr, 28 2012 @ 10:47 PM
Originally posted by AwakeinNM
Nobody has principles anymore. If you don't stand for something, you'll fall for anything.
I, for one, am not afraid to stand my ground - especially when I'm right.
It has nothing to do with principle, when you stand on a good principle then it is a good thing.
But to say "I am absolutely 100% right" is to say: "I am right and everyone else is wrong, I cannot err." When you put yourself in this category
it is dangerous, because you then close your mind to any other possibility; even to the possibility that at the time you created your opinion you did
not know every single fact there is to know on that subject. At this point you become an 'extremist.'
It is always better to say: "I believe myself to be correct based on all the information available to me at the time I formulated my opinion." This
leaves your mind open to learning more, because it is usually always the case that there is more to learn. This may solidify what you previously
learned, or may means your position was too far to an extreme and there is a better middle ground that could be sought, or maybe even that the new
information means you should change your position, is something you do not know.
But there is always the possibility of new information, there is always the possibility that you could be wrong, none of us are perfect. All we do is
our best daily, on what knowledge we have available to us. But continually we should seek more knowledge, we never know what we will find.
Never close your mind.