I saw this retweeted by one of my favorite sports analysts, and it resonated so much I had to share.
Dr. Andreo Spina, whom I’ve never met or heard of before this tweet, shared an idea I wish more people internalized.
I’m looking at you, Christians. I’m looking at you, doctors. I’m looking at you, bloggers.
The older I get, the less I trust anyone who is 100% sure of almost anything. I question that person’s intellectual rigor because that level of confidence indicates a lack of awareness of realistic possible conditions that would make their belief untrue.
There was a time when doctors prescribed smoking. Even to pregnant women. There was a time when believers beat themselves with whips to pay for their sins. There was a time when just about everyone was racist. There was a time when the earth was flat.
All of these prove that we can be wrong. We do the best we can with what we know, but there’s still so much we don’t know.[tweet_box]The person I trust is the person who is honest enough to acknowledge they could learn something tomorrow that changes their understanding of even their most fundamental beliefs.[/tweet_box]
That is a person who will be humble enough and honest enough to admit to me when they’ve learned they were wrong.
Truth has to be more important than “being right.” And if it’s not, then trust isn’t deserved.