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“I appreciate people who have strong opinions or conviction but expect them to constantly be testing their opinions and refining their approaches as they encounter new people, facts or logic.”Mark Suster
The most intelligent person in the room is the one who is open to hearing opposing views and facts that counter their very own beliefs. This person listens to new information and allows the facts to change their stance for the better with a willingness to be wrong and learn new and more efficient ways. Suppose a person only collects data that backs up their current beliefs and never entertains anything that strays even slightly from that. In that case, they become stagnant, hindering their growth and their potential capabilities. Being adaptable and willing to be wrong is how you become knowledgeable and constantly evolve in our ever-changing world.
Check out Mark Suster’s full article on Both Sides.