Insularity limits your vision

There’s a good quote by Carlo Rovelli in the “Seven Brief Lessons on Physics” book that seems to refer to those who are conservative and prefer to look backward than forward. “To trust immediate intuitions rather than collective examination that is rational, careful, and intelligent is not wisdom: it is the presumption of an old man who refuses to believe that the great world outside his village is any different from the one that he has always known.”