The increasing propensity for people to refuse to change their minds, even when faced with irrefutable evidence, is baffling to me. I don’t like being wrong – no one really does – but being wrong means that I’m now less wrong than I was before.
More importantly, as I’ve shared before, most of the smartest people are those that frequently change their minds. Being open to new ideas is a wonderful trait.
A quote from J.M. Keynes is what inspired this post. He said it well with:
“When somebody persuades me that I am wrong, I change my mind. What do you do?”