“When the ego thinks it knows, it stops looking.”
And when I stopped looking, I was ignorant. And that’s when judgments begin.
Judgments between religious groups, between nations, political groups, or between people.
Because when each group thinks it knows, it loses their curiosity.
And discussion stops.
And then they can judge you.
Judge you as wrong, and devalue you, and dismiss you.
And some will go so far as to hurt you, because their ego “knows” they are right.
What to do?
Question yourself, because your ego is not so needy as to hang onto convictions to prop it up.
Are you strong enough to listen?
Are you strong enough to learn?