Next time you have a disagreement with someone or think that a specific view is wrong, ask yourself the following questions:
• Does your opponent think that they are as right as you think that you are?
• Does your apponent think that you are as wrong as you think that they are?
• Does your opponent think that the facts support their views just like you think that they support yours?
• Does your opponent think that you have got all the facts wrong just like you think that they have?
• Does your opponent think that you are biased just like you think that they are?
If the answer to any of these questions is ‘yes’ or ‘most likely’, then you are bound to realise that either of you must be wrong and that there is at least a 50% chance that it is you.
And before you tell me, “yes, but I just happen to be right”, think whether your opponent wouldn’t have said the same.