Intelligence is being able to accept new facts that contradict what you know to be reality (and adjusting said reality).
Being proud of not changing your mind on something is just plain stupid.
Going back to 2004, one of the things that really bothered me in the Bush v Kerry election was how Kerry was painted as a flip-flopper.
It always seemed such a stupid argument – would you not want to change your mind based on new information?
[obviously a harbinger of the stupidity that would be tolerated]
Via Bezos: “observed that the smartest people are constantly revising their understanding, reconsidering a problem they thought they’d already solved. They’re open to new points of view, new information, new ideas, contradictions, and challenges to their own way of thinking.”