posted on Oct, 29 2012 @ 06:04 AM
It is worse, much worse. If you "break your own rules" to beat an opponent, then to me, that means you are not being honest with yourself. And if you
cant be honest with yourself, then how can you ever expect to progress your knowledge and intelligence (yes I believe intelligence can be progressed)?
I commonly will "adhere" to my "opponent" (though I don't usually see them as such). Here on ATS for example, it is common to see me totally agree
that I was wrong and that I was just being stubborn. It can often be difficult, but it is necessary for me to reach a greater understanding of what is
at hand. I think that being stubborn can often be my greatest weakness, however, being determined can be my greatest strength. And the hardest part of
it all is to know the difference between the two.
A good example is the fact that just a year ago my friend was trying to convince me that 9/11 was an inside job. At the time I could not wrap my mind
around this being as such, so I stubbornly refused, repeatedly. However, once i began to research the topic more and more (through non-biased sources,
usually) I came to the conclusion that I was dead wrong. So I went up to him and told him he was right all along and said this: "I am man enough to
admit I was wrong, sorry for being so ignorant". [Please no discussions of 9/11, I was only using that as an example, save it for another thread]
Anyways, thanks OP for bringing this up.
edit on 29-10-2012 by Renegade2283 because: Fixed grammar.
Edit: Whoops, I totally answered the question, sorry.
edit on 29-10-2012 by Renegade2283 because: (no reason given)