People who claim to be absolutely convinced that their stand is the only right one are dangerous. Such conviction is the essence not only of dogmatism, but of its more destructive cousin, fanaticism. It blocks off the user from learning new truth, and it is a dead giveaway of unconscious doubt.
You’re learning how to be candid in a more rigorous and responsible way. That’s important. But stop there and you’ll end up, as the Flamethrower put it, “All push. No pull.”* The key to staying in the sweet spot is to now employ your curiosity.
Curiosity, remember, is an indispensable part of the “production” ...