We always apply what we want to hear to own our bias. That’s why it’s important to be open-minded and to remind ourselves to see the other side.
Intelligent people are able to juggle contradiction yet pursue a direction they think is right or best. Imagine all the information the President gets surrounding certain issues. He still has to make the best decision and justify his position all the while knowing he could be wrong.
We ultimately have to choose a side and do the work to produce an outcome that tests our decisions. The right answer is process of piecing together the wrong ones and fixing them.