More or Less True: Why Extreme and Rigid Thinking Makes us Weak

There’s seems to be a natural tendency to feel certain, even defensive, of our beliefs and ideas. The more insistent we are about them, the surer we feel they must be true. But a rigid idea, like everything else that’s rigid, is easily shattered with but the smallest of strokes. Conversely, those beliefs that we can admit are not always true become harder to disprove and more practical for living.