Being less than 100% correct
TO THE EDITORS:
When Americans are convinced that their path is righteous, they are fools. The Holy Book says none are righteous. Logic agrees that we cannot be right 100 percent of the time.
Being a person of conviction, convinced or believing in one's cause may at best make us right 99 percent of the time. Therefore, we should consider the possibilities that lie in being less than 100 percent correct.
With providential guidance and agreement that our cause is not necessarily fool- proof, we should be willing to consider opposing views.
One view of social behavior in America is: "We get better together,'' which might prevail with the logic that, in unity, there is strength. Or biblically, "Blessed be the ties that bind.'' "The more the strands, the better the rope.''
Social justice, the helping hand of government, unions, and laws all support the theory, "We get better together.''
The slogan of the equally convincing opposition might be, "You're better off on your own" or "God helps those who help themselves.''
Ninety-nine percent of both convictions are correct. The dialogue, then, should center on the 1 percent.
Where within the 1 percent could we adjust our convictions?