While I have come to distain religious organizations, I do believe that the practical wisdom recorded in Holy writings is of value in determining how things really are.
Take, for instance, Proverbs 12:15: "The way of the foolish one is right in his own eyes, but the one listening to counsel is wise." NWT
Now many of us play the "imperfection card" after it becomes obvious we have miscalculated a matter ... yet have you ever noticed that it is usually done in retrospect? Our kneejerk reaction in the midst of committing a potential error is to fight any source of enlightenment. The truth seems to be that most of us need to believe we are never wrong. We are only willing to discuss mistakes after the fact ... Why? Is it because it gives us time to deflect or "spin" our responsibility? If humans as flawed as we claim, what difference is it if we are right 50% of the time and wrong the other half? Smart in some matters, stupid when it comes to others? Shouldn't we expect to harm each other both by accident and on purpose?
And then there is the matter of correcting one another. It is easy for frustration to set in when another does not see a matter as clearly as we believe we do. But here again the reccomendation seems prudent:" Into the ears of the stupid one do not speak, for he will despise your discreet words." Should we not expect to be ignored?
Finally, Proverbs 16:2 states what I have come to believe is an accurate observation:"All the ways of man are pure in his own eyes ..." Could it be that man is so insecure that this needs to be so?
Of course, I could be wrong!