A little wrong vs. a lot wrong.

People correct those who make slightly incorrect statements.

People don’t bother correcting statements that aren’t even in the ballpark.

This leads to a strange dichotomy. Those who are off by just a bit, can correct course, those who are off the mark by a lot continue to be off the mark for years, decades or even their whole life. After all that time, convincing them otherwise becomes impossible, as all those conversations that they were incorrect about and no one corrected them makes them think that was agreement, even though no one actually agreed.

Figuring out yourself whether you are right or wrong is the process of education. It’s important to attempt to correct yourself through knowledge as much as possible, that way when you are just a little wrong, people will tend to fill in the last gaps you are missing as you have conversations. This allows your perspective to grow.