“He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask remains a fool forever.”–Chinese Proverb
Something that bothers me, in our highly polarized society, is that ideas are no longer evaluated on merit. If the person pitching something has the same letter in parentheses behind their name as we do, it is automatically accepted as a good idea; if the person has a different letter, it is immediately dismissed as a bad idea. We don’t ask questions. We don’t fact check the things that we hear, or confirm the sources. This applies not only to people of other political beliefs, but anyone who is different from us. We become so assured of our own superiority, get so wrapped up in our own prejudices, that we can no longer see the forest for the trees. Question everything.