I don’t make dogmatic statements anymore. I have discovered the more you know the more you realise you don’t know.
Gradually growing from my strongly, know it all, opinionated teenage years to the point where I can only say “I think so”, “as far as I know”, “don’t kill me if I am wrong”.
Due to the countless times that I have been proven wrong. Some of the most humiliating moments was when the correction came from my own children.
I now acknowlegde that no matter how convinced I am on a certain subject or matter I could be wrong.
At the same time you have to believe in something or have some convictions to be able to go forward, but I think you have to be willing to consider other thoughts and ideas and compare them with your own inorder to grow, progress and develop yourself.
Even ideas that at first glance seem unacceptable. I am sure we have all found ourselves doing at least one thing that we never imagined we would do years earlier.
I will conclude with a quote from the bible without any intention of wanting to influencing or convert anyone.
Proverbs 1:5 “A wise person listens and takes in more instruction; man of understanding acquires skillful direction*