I love this quote by Pearl S. Buck, but would substitute the word 'resistance' for her word 'pain'. Personally I get very excited by new ideas, but that does not mean I will always accept them. However, I will certainly consider them, while I know people for whom a new idea seems to be a total assault on their tightly-held world view. We all have beloved beliefs that we resist reconsidering. But isn't it a breath of fresh air to encounter a new way of looking at things? Isn't that what each new generation is for?