On Mind Change
I make mistakes. I can be fooled because I'm gullible just like the rest of us. But I have humility. I can be educated. And I don't place undue weight on conclusions I came to in the past. So if I get an argument, I'll ask about new evidence and if the issue is important, I'll play Devil's Advocate with myself. Why? Because I seek the truth. Any intelligent person will appreciate me for that far more than they'll be upset that I had it wrong at first. And if I did have it wrong, I'll be open about it, and proud to show my educability. Humility and educability and freedom from past errors are qualities that are lacking in most highly paid judges, attorneys, and politicians. This is because as long as those qualities are missing, whoever employs them can grind their own ax regardless of the truth.