Keep an Open-Mind to Unlearning
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If so, when was the last time you changed your mind about a long-held belief?
When was the last time you publicly admitted you were wrong?
When was the last time you acknowledged that another person could look at the exact same thing and come to an equally valid — but opposite — conclusion?
When was the last time you asked yourself this question: What if I'm wrong?
Keeping an open-mind isn't just about staying open to new ideas and learning new things; the other (and harder) half of keeping an open mind is a relentless willingness to discard and unlearn those things that you think you already know.