This happens often to a person like me who has a fetish for being concise: I was not clear, to many people.
When I wrote the thing at the top of this page ("If I can never change my mind, I will become more and more wrong as the world changes."), many people misunderstood me. The primary one was saying words to the effect of: "but what if you're right, and the world is wrong."
The thing is, I am not talking about other people's opinions changing, I am talking about the world changing.
If you can't learn and change your mind, and you grew up in a time when everything produced in Japan was cheap crap, you won't understand a world where Japan produces first class products.
If you can't learn and change your mind, and grew up in Malaysia, you think you're a hero if you kill a tiger. These days you're a villain killing an endangered species.