“Your time is better spent championing good ideas than tearing down bad ones.
The best thing that can happen to a bad idea is that it is forgotten. The best thing that can happen to a good idea is that it is shared.
Feed the good ideas and let bad ideas die of starvation.”
There is so much tension whenever we talk about our beliefs because:
- we think our beliefs are absolute and that everyone must adhere to them and
- we forget that We hold our beliefs because of our unique experiences.
Some of my friends express their beliefs almost naturally. They are just being themselves and not really thinking about how others will react. They don’t argue or point out the wrong in others. They just do it naturally, without feeling conscious, unlike me.
However, I still want to build integrity and to develop more openness about my beliefs (which are really radical) and not just be tolerant and permissive. I do not have to argue with people or question them unless it directly affects my well-being.
- Connect ideas in The Scout Mindset by Julia Galef.