Saturday, June 8, 2019

Intellectual Courage

Intellectual courage is when you believe what you actually see to be true instead of what your fears incline you to believe.

Closed-minded people don't always or usually think this or decide this consciously, but it is as though by being closed-minded they're saying "I'm okay with killing myself or other people or betraying my deepest values by my actions which are taken without a thorough review of all of the rest of reality."

There is a kind of open-mindedness based in fear. Such people are (if not consciously, then implicitly) saying "I am terrified that I could be wrong about something." A maximally open-minded person doesn't do anything.

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