Here’s my problem with your question, Mr. Keynes. How do we know that the proffered facts are factual? No wonder we are tempted to cling to whatever belief we have always held dear. That way we are at least being consistent.
Consistency matters because it is the basis of trust. It enables others to anticipate how we will act and it allows us to rely on others to behave as expected and deliver as promised.
If you always do the same thing in the same situation, then you are being consistent. But what if the situation has changed? Well, if you are consistently unwilling to adapt, then you are simply stubborn.
And we all know that stubborn makes nonsense of facts.
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