There was generally accepted wisdom about many things; to disagree with certain tenets made people question your expertise.
But with age and experience, I realized that many of the “obvious truths” on which I had built my belief system were quickly becoming fallacies.
Time for a new religion?
No, not really — more of a never-ending appreciation of how the world really works. That means modifying old frameworks, and creating new ones.
I often meet younger versions of myself, also supremely confident in their current beliefs. I don’t try and challenge them directly, but I do make the point that “obvious truths” in this business have a very short shelf-life indeed.