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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Embrace the Wrong

The Boston Globe ran an article about the power of embracing our wrongness. It explores the idea that we perceive being wrong as some great offense, but in reality it is what has enabled us to achieve so much.

"What’s called for is a new way of thinking about wrongness, one that recognizes that our fallibility is part and parcel of our brilliance. If we can achieve that, we will be better able to avoid our costliest mistakes, own up to those we make, and reduce the conflict in our lives by dealing more openly and generously with both other people’s errors and our own."

If we aren't willing to be wrong, we can never improve. The defense of being right has led to so much pain in this world. What if we begin to defend the rights of people to be wrong?

What have you been wrong about?

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