“It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts” ~Sherlock Holmes.
I was once one of these people; I would only seek information that backed up what I already believed, because I was more interested in being ‘right’ than I was in finding actual facts… especially if those facts might prove me wrong and make me look stupid. If I claim I know nothing, I can never be wrong. If I claim I know everything, I can never be wrong. If I admit I don’t know everything, with the understanding that there is nothing that can’t be known… then I will consistently collect data and learn and grow and gain in Wisdom. The goal for today: be principled, yet open-minded… be humble, yet confident… be diligent, yet patient and may your heart and mind be filled with all the facts of this Life! Have a great day everybody!