Friday, November 21, 2008
I heard some wisdom last week that got me thinking: It's more important to listen to people who disagree with you rather than those who do agree.
Those who agree with you will never encourage you to examine the beliefs for correctness/validity; there is little corrective feedback for mistaken ideas. Those who disagree with you will help you illuminate the validity/correctness of things you believe to be true, and help you discard the ideas you hold that fall apart under a different light. Those who disagree with us propel us towards knowledge, or we propel them, incrementally driving each other towards knowledge.
But there's no need to be a dick about it.
Burton MacKenZie www.burtonmackenzie.com
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