I'm fighting fatigue and a cold this morning. Of course I "never" get sick. Being human unfortunately means I'm wrong most of the time, especially when I think I'm right. It's good to realize that I just might be wrong. It quells anger and opens up dialogue.
Fighting for what one thinks is right is good. Stopping to consider one might be wrong is better. Now, I like to think, "I might be wrong but I doubt it!" (Not so good).
Listening to others is a good way to see yourself. I have found that when I stop to listen to someone I think is dead wrong about anything, I learn a lot. As I get older, I have changed my opinion and thought on a lot of things.
Dogma: A prescribed doctrine proclaimed as unquestionably true by a particular group. That described me perfectly for a long, long time. Believing without question. Today I question just about everything on some level. Once you think you know everything, you can be certain that you know very little.
I believe it was Socrates who said: “I know I'm intelligent because I know that I know nothing.”
Today my freedom comes in knowing I know nothing and am open to learn.