“You must unlearn what you have learned.”
– Master Yoda
There’s a famous story that goes something like this:
A skilled martial artist came to Bruce Lee. He was seeking training and wisdom.
Bruce Lee told him he needed to empty his cup. The man’s cup was full of his own knowledge. He would have to empty it first. Then it could be filled with new, better knowledge.
We have to be open to the possibility of our ideas being wrong. Otherwise we can’t really learn. We can’t really change for the better.
I’m wrong a lot. I might even be wrong about being wrong.