Objectivity and Fallibility

The fastest way to lose your objectivity is to lose your sense of fallibility. If you don’t think that you can be wrong, every decision you make feels right.

See also:

  • Science Is True Even If You Don’t Believe in It

    The beauty of science is that it’s true even if you don’t believe in it. The scientific method is an incredible discovery for producing objective knowledge which makes it durable to time, opinion, and fashion.

  • You Can’t Convince People If it Comes from a Place of Contempt

    Contempt undermines any rational argument you might make to convince another person of anything. People are not dumb, they can sense when the underlying tone is disparaging. The message gets lost in some interpretation that sounds like “you’re a bad person because you don’t believe my idea” which leads to defensiveness.