Have you ever noticed how most people, including the most intelligent among us, will argue their position or point of view, without ever hearing, and possibly benefiting from what the other person has to say? While most of us would agree that a sign of a healthy intellect is one that is open to change and new ideas, most of us would rather win an argument than to learn from or try to understand another’s point of view.
The great liberator, Mohandis K. Gandhi, never seemed to care what others thought about his habit of changing his mind frequently, and often publicly. A Gandhi aide once asked him how he could so freely contradict this week what he had stated publicly last week. The great man replied, “Because this week, I know better.”
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