I never allow myself to have an opinion on anything that I don’t know the other side’s argument better than they do.
— Charlie Munger
A fixed-mindset ignores useful negative feedback (intelligence is static) while a growth-mindset learns from criticism (intelligence can be developed). This might explain why some companies are static, unchanging, archaic, complacent, lack problem solving and true innovation.
These are fundamental differences in how the two mindsets process information where the former is unaware of the benefits of the latter.
If we are willing to dish-out opinions, we ought to be prepared to listen to facts. The moment we refuse to hear facts is the moment we refuse to learn something against our beliefs.
Exposure to true information does not matter any more. A person who is demoralized is unable to assess true information. The facts tell nothing to him. Even if I shower him with information, with authentic proof, with documents, with pictures, even if I take him by force […] he will refuse to believe it.
— Yuri Bezmenov
Yuri’s job was deception. If you find yourself in a position refusing to accept the evidence people provide, that might be a warning sign you are deceiving yourself.