Being able to admit when you’re wrong is such an important life skill. You have to always have some distance between yourself and your beliefs and ideologies, you have to have space for doubt, for learning, for new perspectives. When we get so close to something that we fail to see the things around it, behind it, after it, before it, that’s when ignorance and stubbornness creeps in, that’s when we start bringing pain to ourselves and those around us.
ok but…what if now that keith somewhat knows about lance’s self doubts and insecurities he gradually becomes more aware of what might make him feel awful and makes sure to compliment him and make him feel valid and appreciated even with a simple “great job out there!!” and lance can see he’s trying a lot even though he’s not that good with words and that’s ok!! and he just replies with a “thanks boss” to make him laugh