I'm finally learning there is a big difference between standing for what you believe in and just being too stubborn and foolish to change your mind and consider the other side. Too often we just cling to what we've always thought, because we're prideful and think "I didn't think of it first and I've always thought this other way so... I'm going to dismiss this other possibility".
We're jerks, in other words. Ridiculous jerks. Ridiculous egotistical jerks even.
This is what I've learned about myself- I can be a ridiculous egotistical jerk.