Arrogance and Intolerance

Arrogance and intolerance are not welcome in the mind of the true critical thinker. They are recognized for what they are and kept to a minimum.

Arthur Ide, who is the editor of my first two books once said to me:

“Everyone is prejudice, I hate bigots!”

These words have stayed with me for several years and I find myself saying them when the occasion is right.

Another example:

The economist Milton Friedman makes a strong case for individual freedom. He has stated: “The people who always get us into trouble are the people who know better than you do what’s good for you.” He goes on to say:

“Arrogance and intolerance are what produce the ills of the world.”

These simple words say a great deal. When a mind is closed, so is the ability to find the best solution. Critical thinking skills are crippled.

To learn more see: The Re-Discovery of Common Sense.


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