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Becoming open-minded

Becoming open-minded

Our ideas don’t need to limit us. We should accept that some things we know are wrong or incomplete. Recognising that our knowledge is incomplete is not weakness or ignorance. On the contrary, it should give us a feeling of relief. 

We can let go of ideas that were holding us back. We can now turn every day into an opportunity to learn and grow.

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Intellectual humility

Intellectual humility

No person in an argument is right about everything all the time. 

Research shows when we admit we might be wrong, it can help us be better friends, happier people, and more effective advocates for what we believe. This is intellectual humility and a gift you can give yourself.

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It is hard to admit that we might be wrong

In our minds, we weave together our ideas, assumptions, and experiences to form a picture of the world. One tug on the tread can make us feel that our sense of self is unravelling.

Research shows that we react to attacks on our beliefs the same way as physical threats. Our natural tendency...

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