One of the best lessons I’ve ever learned in my entire life occurred when I was a sophomore in college. I was asked a question:

“What if you are wrong?”

While the context of the question is irrelevant, I was stunned. In all my arrogance, I had never, ever considered such a question. I live my life as you probably do – as someone who is right all-the-time and surrounded by idiots! 


What if the things in my life I know to be true…the things that I know without question…were wrong?

While I found this TED talk only a few days ago, Kathryn Schulz takes you on that same journey I went down several years ago.

From TED 2011 –

Most of us will do anything to avoid being wrong. But what if we’re wrong about that? “Wrongologist” Kathryn Schulz makes a compelling case for not just admitting but embracing our fallibility.

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