You Aren't The Expert You Think You Are
Everyone has 𝘰𝘱𝘪𝘯𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘴. Some opinions are more informed than others. Most people don’t recognize this.
We live in an age where anyone can hop on Google and find and answer to their question… You know, the infamous 𝘥𝘰𝘤𝘵𝘰𝘳 𝘎𝘰𝘰𝘨𝘭𝘦. This creates a sense of knowledge that doesn’t actually exist, and people fail to recognize that having a thought doesn’t make their thinking the truth.
In general, most people don’t appreciate how little they know — the tiniest bit of knowledge makes them feel like experts and talk with an 𝗶𝗹𝗹𝘂𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗼𝗳 𝗮𝘂𝘁𝗵𝗼𝗿𝗶𝘁𝘆. The problem is that they are in fact so ignorant on these topics, that they fail to recognize their ignorance and fail to respond to environmental feedback that they are ignorant.
It's essentially a 𝗗𝘂𝗻𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗴-𝗞𝗿𝘂𝗴𝗲𝗿 𝗲𝗳𝗳𝗲𝗰𝘁 because the knowledge and intelligence that are required to be good at a task are often the same qualities needed to recognize that one is not good at that task. If you lack such knowledge and intelligence, your remain ignorant to your short-comings.
It’s a fucked situation really, and essentially the reason I refuse to engage with anyone displaying this type of behavior. I just don’t have the time, or the incentive to undo their steadfast beliefs.