"It's a funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it." — Somerset Maugham (1874-1965), English playwright and author
Stubborn people are often called rebels, a moniker that may or may not be correct. Stubbornness can be a good thing if it leads to creativity and inventiveness. A desire not to be the same old same old. A desire not to be average. A desire to be a leader rather than a follower.
At other times it can be a detriment if one refuses to change even when the facts and the circumstances indicate that change might be the best thing to do.
The creative and inventive rebels have learned to channel their stubbornness into something positive. The rebels who rebel for the sake of rebelling have not. The problem is, for those of us who have mastered our stubbornness, how do we help those who have not without causing them to rebel?