You're Seeking Failure When You Cling To A Single Idea

"The dangerous man is the one who has only one idea, because then he'll fight and die for it." - Francis Crick

Francis Crick was a molecular biologist and this quote was a piece of advice he passed to David Eagleman, describing how scientists need to have many ideas and the willingness to be wrong. It seems to apply to a lot more than science.

The Possibilian [The New Yorker]


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    I'm not one to accept being wrong when I'm not - in fact, I can be quite stubborn. But when it's important not to cling to ideas for the sake of it.

    Not only does it allow you to learn faster, gaining different perceptions, but it relieves tension on both yourself and others.

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