Honesty

by Tom Swift

If one of his teammates was dogging it, he busted that teammate’s balls, and if one of his classmates or professors made a comment that seemed specious or incomplete, he said so. Not because he knew more than they did but because the clash of of imperfect ideas was the only way for anyone, including himself, to learn and improve.

-Chad Harbach, The Art of Fielding (2011)