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Being Wrong

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Love this TED talk by Kathryn Schulz about being wrong. So many important messages and gems of wisdom. Here’s a few of my favourites …

“Trusting too much in the feeling of being on the correct side of anything can be very dangerous. This internal sense of rightness that we all experience so often is not a reliable guide to what is actually going on in the external world, and when we act like it is and we stop entertaining the possibility that we could be wrong… well thats when we wind up doing things like dumping 200 million gallons of oil in the Gulf of Mexico, or torpedoing the global economy. So this is a huge practical problem but it’s also a huge social problem. Think for a moment about what it means to feel right. It means that you think that your beliefs just perfectly reflect reality.” Continue reading