Perhaps we have grown more emotional, and more defensive in a sense due to previous bad experiences that we've had.
It's true, ideas that challenge our way of thinking are often uncomfortable. And may I remind you that objection doesn't only come in one direction. You could be throwing an idea to another person, the other person objects and throws back another idea, and you could now be on the receiving end.
It's easy to form strong opinions on certain subjects. It's easy to form questions that you know could contradict the idea of another person. But have you made an informed objection?
While we live in a technological world, it doesn't make us any wiser than the people of the past. Besides, we're trying to live from the wisdom of the old. Why then, do we think of ourselves, our ideas, as the absolute truth?
The next time you ask the question "why", also ask yourself, "why not"?
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