People seem to think there’s some sort of merit in remaining faithful to the position they took on an issue early on before all the information came in. But it’s the exact opposite. There’s merit in being able to adjust your thinking to fit new data, not in stubbornly clinging to an earlier, less informed position.
Somebody asked on Twitter how the quarantine made people change their minds on anything. And the absolute majority just reiterated what they have believed forever.
“I thought people belonging to the opposing party were redeemable but now I realize they aren’t!”
“I thought Trump / Pelosi was bad but at least still human but now I realize s/he isn’t!”
So pathetic. It’s really scary how many people actually take pride in their completely ossified mentality.