It’s not that I’m stubborn. It’s just that I’m usually right. I am urged to consider others’ opinions. I do! I consider many of them stupid and unworkable. My darling wife, whose vocabulary is limited to romance novel levels, would not call me
refusing to agree or compromise; uncompromising; inflexible
obstinately maintaining an attitude
not easily controlled or directed; not docile or manageable; stubborn; obstinate:
difficult to influence or direct
I don’t think that I am smarter than others. It is, perhaps, just that I pay more attention to reality. I only have a high school diploma, and some work-related post-secondary training. I am constantly amazed by the ignorance and misunderstanding of people with college and university degrees.
One day, at work, four of us were playing cards at lunch, and the radio played an advertisement referencing the legal code of Habburami. Two of us perked up, and simultaneously shouted, “Hammurabi!” A co-worker asked, “How do you know?” I answered, ”Because we paid attention in class.”
Religion is not the only reason that people believe and say foolish, stupid things. The education system in North America, more and more, resembles a sewage treatment plant, with about the same type and quality of output. Something is rotten in the state of Denmark Mississippi, New Jersey, etc.
I am amenable to being honestly and intelligently guided, but I refuse to be blindly led. I am willing – anxious – to change my opinion if I am offered solid evidence, and well-thought-out presentations. I will not take seriously, any opinion, from someone who asks things like, “Do Atheists have children?” – or Flat-Earth-type fools who claim that, “Australia is a lie. It’s not real. If it was, (sic) people would fall off.”