You pay attention to what you want to. You hear what you want to. Your bias is your own filter.
But if you keep an open mind and a neutral ear, you start to notice more diverse thoughts and opinions that challenge your own. As a result, you start to think differently or reconfirm what you already know.
You’re only as right in so far as others agree with you, no matter how clairvoyant or righteous you may be. Consensus drives movement.
So in addition to resolving ignorance, you have to take action. No one follows theory.
We can’t possibly know everything, nor should we reject the possibility of always knowing more. Keep learning, experimenting, and leading the pack. There’s always something new or to improve.
“Every man is the sum total of his reactions to experience. As your experiences differ and multiply, you become a different man, and hence your perspective changes. This goes on and on. Every reaction is a learning process; every significant experience alters your perspective.” –Hunter S. Thompson