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What is intellectual humility? And how might practicing this virtue help to make people more thoughtful, open, and happy?

A new video produced by the John Templeton Foundation in partnership with Freethink media company shares insights from the latest research and scholarship to shed light on these questions.

Watch to learn more:

“Intellectual humility goes back to one of the core purposes of what Sir John Templeton was trying to achieve,” says Richard Bollinger, program officer in Character Virtue Development for the Foundation. “He believed the nature of reality was too big for any one person or one discipline to understand. Discerning reality required being open to learning from different people and different perspectives.”

Learn more about research on intellectual humility on our Discoveries page.

Read the full interview with Richard Bollinger in our Q&A.

Explore articles by Vox and journalist Shane Snow on intellectual humility.