Replace your attachment to always being right with the joy of learning what’s true.
Amongst the most interesting and applicable principles in Ray Dalio’s book is that of being “Radically open-minded” in exploring different points of view and possibilities. Having open-minded conversations with believable people who disagree with you is the quickest way to get an education and to increase your probability of being right.
Open-minded people are not angry when someone disagrees. They understand that there is always the possibility that they might be wrong and that it’s worth the little bit of time it takes to consider the other person’s views in order to be sure they aren’t missing something or making a mistake.
We should treasure open and thoughtful disagreement as a way of learning and raising our odds of making good decisions.
Remember, it is not an argument; it is an open exploration of what’s true.