Why is it that the more opinionated a person is, the more often they get something wrong? Why is it that opinionated people are more often wrong than people who have no opinions on anything whatsoever? The more a person values his or her own opinion, the more their opinion decreases in value (I really did want to use the word "opinion" five times in three sentences).
I do realize that this is a criticism that applies just as much to myself as to the next person by the very fact that I am pointing it out.
Maybe it's just the fact that when we stop moving forwards towards truth, we fall backwards. Being satisfied and pretentious with the knowledge that we have causes us to know less.
Just an observation.