Some of the most powerful lessons ever learned will come from being wrong.
To become truly intelligent you must be willing to stumble.
I think one of the biggest problems we have today is people believing that they are right in all things. No one seems to want to learn. Your opinions are yours, but that doesn’t mean your information is correct.
We are all quick to slam someone for their beliefs but don’t seem prepared to learn WHY someone has the beliefs they do. It’s the “My God is better than your God” attitude. Why can’t my God and your God be friends? Why can’t you and I be friends? Why can’t we be willing to learn from someone we don’t agree with.
I found this video on BuzzFeed recently and was surprised by what I learned.
We surround ourselves with our own point of view. We only “like” things that represent who and what we are. Are you willing to step outside the box you built and see the world according to someone else? Are you willing to be wrong to learn?
Ignorance can be cured by building your intelligence. Read things that are outside of your norm. Listen to “the other side” of the story. Be willing to find fault in yourself before you point your finger at another. This has been our downfall. Do you want to be “right” or do you want to “solve” the problems we have?
Ignorance is bliss, but are you really happy? You hide behind your belief system but still aren’t happy. Why is that?
Intelligence isn’t easy but there is so much to learn. I don’t always agree with the things I come across but I can learn to understand why others think and feel the way they do. There is a huge difference between ignorance and intelligence and it falls in the willingness to learn. Not so much the lack of knowledge, but the lack of perspective. When you only have one window to look out of you only see the world through the images you are limited to.
Don’t limit your views. Find another window. Get a broader perspective.
***Thank you, Andrew F, for the topic I shared today***