Convictions are Prisons

The basic philosophical thought:

The apex of philosophical greatness is when one comes up with an immutable thought or belief, and holds tight onto that belief for the rest of his or her life.

But is this truly wise? I say no.

“Why are you being so stubborn?”

The irony:

To be stubborn is seen as bad, and to be “flexible” is seen as good, but to “change your mind” (flip flopping) is seen as bad.

Changing your mind is a virtue

To be able to be mentally nimble, and change your mind not when pressured by others, but because you genuinely believe in a new idea — this is a sign of greatness!

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