When we think we already know.
Much suffering in our world has come from intellectual inflexibility. It’s a serious occupational hazard…in any occupation.
To keep me from becoming antiquated, stuck, arrogant, and intolerant, I most definitely should:
- Listen to those whom I think don’t know anything
- Quit spouting my opinions
- Refuse to be territorial in my areas of “expertise”
- Say yes instead of no
- Catch myself when I am shutting down to, instead of hearing, advice or opinions contrary to my own