Addendum to Attention

12 Apr 2012

None of this should be taken as an indication that I am unwilling to hear criticism or disagreeing opinions. It has taken me longer than I would like to admit that I do not particularly enjoy being wrong when I have settled my thoughts on a matter. The only surefire remedy that I have found is to do it as infrequently as possible. I do not pretend that I am always right, but it is as good an aim as any – particularly when understanding that obtaining knowledge involves a great deal of work.

The point is to spend as much time as possible making up ones mind on matters. Read, listen, think, and then decide (preferably after going through the first three steps multiple times).