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Integrity is the essence of everything successful.
-- Buckminster Fuller


Saturday, May 29, 2021

Truth above opinion

Your opinions can be highly useful. They can also be very dangerous.

Opinions help you to make sense of the world. Yet they can also blind you to important realities.

A strong opinion could prevent you from seeing what is otherwise perfectly obvious. It could also cause you to think you see what is actually not even there.

How do you benefit from your opinions without being deprived or deceived by them? Make sure your sense of humility is at least as strong as your strongest opinion.

The willingness to admit that you could be wrong makes your opinion more valuable, not less. Because it helps to square your opinion with what’s objectively true.

Find ways for your opinions to serve you without allowing them to dominate you. Seek truth above opinion, and receive benefit from both.

— Ralph Marston

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