So true…I’ll gladly change

If anyone can refute me – show me I’m making a mistake or looking at things from the wrong perspective – I’ll gladly change. It’s the truth I’m after, and the truth never harmed anyone. What harms us is to persist in self-deceit and ignorance.” – Marcus Aurelius

He who is passionate about the truth cares not when he is shown to be in error. In fact, he views such elucidation as a gift of the gods, whether delivered at the hand of a friend or foe. Correction, whether kindly or harshly delivered, is best met with appreciation.

7 thoughts on “So true…I’ll gladly change

  1. Zach

    You can’t be for the truth and be afraid of the truth, and if the truth is you were wrong, you were wrong. The world would be a very different place if people were appreciative that their faults were pointed out so they could correct them, rather than being embarrassed and attempting to cover them up. Whenever you feel shame for something, realize that somehow the truth is being covered up rather than revealed.


  2. Lady Leo

    This is crucial if we are to increase in our ability to hit the mark. A look at the other side is a good idea too. Think carefully when offering correction as to the best way to do it. Ask yourself how can I offer this so it is more likely to be received. That said, both the receiving and the giving will always be occurring as we refine our hearts, thoughts and habits.


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