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.
To truly explore and embrace the wonder of human diversity has little to do with finding answers about other people. What it requires of all of us is the willingness to realise we’ve been wrong about ourselves and be ok with that.