The belief that one is right about, or has a right to, a certain thing, with no willingness to change stance, can lead to a varying number of undesirable outcomes. It also ignores the diversity and complexity involved in a lot of decision-making processes.
Originally posted on melt your mind:
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Thinking being wrong makes us wrong is a belief. It’s something we’re taught from a young age. The wrongness challenge is to change our belief. If we decide that being wrong is actually right or, if that is too much of a stretch, simply inevitable, then wrong ceases to exist. We are then left to contemplate the world without being wrong.
The challenge is to learn to see new ideas as a complement to the status quo, rather than a challenge. The question, “How does this new idea change my existing ideas?” may be a good place to start.
Quite simply, it’s not ok to be wrong. Silly really.