Random thought from a friend.
Sometimes we can't hear the truth or don't want to because of our pride. We don't want to change our minds, because...why? Is it because we feel better if we're right? Is it because we would seem weak if we're wrong? Are we afraid of getting bullied into believing something different than we do? What is it that makes us feel like we have to win the argument?
Whatever the reason, I think I need to work on this when I think I'm reacting this way. I know I've done it before. I was in a discussion, but I wasn't willing to change my mind or recant in front of the person. I thought about it later and partially agreed with the other person. But, for some reason, I just didn't want to change my mind at the time.