Requiring absolute ideological agreement as a conversation prerequisite is an inherently flawed tactic if compromise is the goal. It is a convening of self-congratulatory societies and mutual admiration associations where no meaningful progress will be accomplished.
People forgive those who make a mistake with good intentions in the name of progress far more readily than those that fail to act and accomplish nothing at all due to fear of making a mistake.
The most compromised intellect is the one that continues talking without listening, burdened with the misconception that they have nothing else to learn. For at that moment they actually have little to offer. -ELW
Ignorance is the most caustic of all intellectual poisons. Willful ignorance, often borne of intellectual sloth or irrational fear rather than outright malice, is a most tragic form of cognitive suicide that incurs collateral damage upon all who come in to the sufferer’s path.
Those who make you feel as if you are not good enough even when you are doing the best you can are not good enough for you.
Reserve your best for those who love you even at your worst.