"Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self confidence"
So easy a quote to read and nod at.....sometimes so hard to follow. Many times, anyone that says something that might be contrary to what you believe or what you think you know, results in anger or disdain for that other person, or it may cause you to doubt your knowledge. In most cases, we lose our tempers because our pride is slightly bumped by someone that doesn't agree with us or accept our own supposed "universal truth".
As Bruce Lee once said "My truth is not your truth". The view of what truth is, is relative.
Each day, try to listen to others without a discriminatory ear.....because when you do, you're not really listening at all. You'd merely be thinking of ways to defend your "truth".....that's not listening!!