Sometimes our convictions can be more blinding than a high noon sun on a clear day.
Being totally self-assured that our opinion or decision is absolutely the only correct path available is usually a good sign that we have closed ourselves off from seeing the whole picture.
In any situation involving more than one person, there can easily be at least a minimum of two differing thoughts on the same issue. We would, therefore, be very negligent if we were to form our opinion or decision based solely on our own beliefs, knowledge and experience, while totally ignoring the view of the others involved.
It does take courage, along with humility, to admit at least the plausibility of other views being more correct than our own. Even in the presence of both of these admirable human qualities, we may still fall victim to seeing things only in our own way, for such is the power of our own egos.
With objective vigilance and an ego in-check, perhaps we won't have to be stabbed like Capt. Picard before we see the error of our ways.
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