Blinded by our opinions
The only protection we have against being blinded by our opinions is to keep an open mind and listen to the opinions of others. In particular, we should give extra attention to those opinions that disagree with ours, because those are the ones we are likely to reject.
But even this may not be enough, we may think we are open-minded and listening when in fact we turn a deaf ear to others. We should, therefore, pray that Yahuweh grants us the ability to listen to opinions that are contrary to ours.
If the only opinions we chose to listen to were those that agreed with ours - we’d never find out if ours we’re wrong or not, until possibly, it may be to late.
Mat 7:21-23 "…."Many will say to Me on that day, 'Lord, Lord,…And then I will declare to them, 'I never knew you;…,you who practice Lawlessness.