It’s not about being first so much as being right. It’s not about being right so much as being in touch with reality. “Correct” and “true” are not social or interpersonal standards; they are objective ones. The “truth” is true because it IS true, based on facts and reasoning. Things are not true because anyone says so. Truth is not a democracy. You can be right and part of the majority, or you can be right and a minority of one. Right is right, just the same. Might does not make right and numbers do not make right. The objective truth does.