"A key commonality and a trait of the ultra-successful is, 'stubbornness.' This makes it very hard to sell them B.S., so if and when they adopt something 'new' it is only after being shown A LOT of relevant, legitimate, persuasive information. Resolve to be more skeptical and stubborn. Be hard to bamboozle and hard to kill." - Dan Kennedy
As I say, question everything. I teach my children, question everything. Being skeptical and digging deeper is to be admired, not frowned upon or ridiculed, like we're seeing in many circles nowadays. Be THE MOST skeptical of those who put down or frown upon stubbornness and skepticism. The act of trying to invalidate or cancel independent, critical thinking could not be a more unproductive and destructive behavior -- it will show you exactly who they are.