There are two types of stubbornness:
- There’s the stubbornness that is not willing to change or be flexible, even though it should.
- And there’s the stubbornness that is not willing to change or be flexible, because it shouldn’t.
Too often we accuse each other of the former and not recognize the latter.
When we call people stubborn, what we really mean is “I know what’s best, but you are too hard-headed to realize it.” But the person we think is hard-headed may actually be the one who gets it and we may be the one too hard-headed to realize it.