Set forth below is the text of a comment that I recently put to another blog entry at this site:
Just amazing how so many people who are much more intelligent, more successful and far more wealthy are wrong and Rob is the only one right………because, of course, Rob can’t possibly be wrong.
I CAN be wrong, Anonymous.
Say that I am wrong. Would that make it acceptable for me to post dishonestly? It would not.
All of us can make mistakes. None of us can be required always to be right.
But none of us may post dishonestly. We must say what we truly believe.
We are all better off being wrong and honest than being right and dishonest.
Why is that?
Because no human can ever be sure that he is right. We are all flawed creatures.
The only way we will discover our errors is if someone coming from a different set of life circumstances is honest enough to point out our errors to us. That person is worth gold.
I don’t say that I am certain that I am right. I say that I must post honestly and that there can never be any negotiation re that point.
What if Bogle is wrong? He can be wrong too, no?
Would he want Rob Bennett insisting on his right to post honestly and pointing out his (Bogle’s) errors?
I am 100 percent sure that Bogle would want me to point out his errors.
So I am going to continue to do it.
If you care about Bogle, you should DEMAND that I continue to do it.
There shouldn’t be even a tiny question in anyone’s mind re this one.
Our system works only if we all say what we honestly believe.
Once intimidation enters the picture, things get corrupted.
That hurts each and every one of us.
Please think it over, my old friend.
Rob, the Fellow Who May Have It All Wrong But Who Properly Insists On His Right to Post Honestly All the Same