cuchulain Posted May 16, 2017 Report Share Posted May 16, 2017 Is it wrong to insist you are right about something if you firmly believe yourself to be correct? What about insisting someone else is wrong about something when you know they are wrong? There have been many instances on the board lately of people claiming to be right, without acknowledging the possibility of being wrong. Also, of people claiming others are wrong without acknowledging they could be right. These claims have come up usually under the heading of spirituality, which is debatable. There are no solid proofs, yet still there is the insistence of rightness or wrongness. To a point, it irritates me(and clearly others), but I can also understand the approach. There have been times when I have observed that myself and others have waffled back and forth between beliefs, and speaking for myself it is mostly because I harbor inside an almost brainwashed approach to the idea that I could be wrong, or they could be right. I feel like I have been raised to be politically correct enough to give credence to what others say, even when I know they are wrong(or when I know I am right). Waffling back and forth, it seems very counterproductive. Maybe it's the best path? Maybe it is understandable to want to question your beliefs and the beliefs of others, to change position when new evidence is presented. But maybe it is a virtue to hold the course, as well. After all, how many times has anyone else seen the science behind why certain food is bad for you, only to see the science behind why it is good for you come out years later? Just thought I would ask for others thoughts on the subject in an attempt to solidify my own position. Thanks Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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