20 April 2011

What's Wrong with Being Wrong?

In her TED talk, Kathryn Schulz looks at the idea of being wrong and the barriers to accepting it. This has me thinking long and hard about what I write, how I determine what I believe to be right and wrong; and how I interact with people who I think are wrong. Again, this seems pretty appropriate considering the Mortenson buzz, but I think it would be wrong to focus on him with this video.

It is also worth mulling over the way that we have reacted to his work from first hearing about him, to reading the book to learning about the problems with the CAI. Even that might be too narrow of a scope as this applies to the sector as a whole and really our personal lives.

Why do we not like to admit being wrong?