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Feb 20, 2019 07:32:54

More wrong

by @Arcticloon PATRON | 211 words | 311🔥 | 311💌

Janne Koponen

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Being right feels great. Even so much that even if we are wrong it's hard to admit. Sometimes we don't even realize it, we are not open enough to see the truth and change our mind. Because we don't want to feel less great and show our fallacy.

I think of myself as a rational human. I can think critically about matters. But even so, sometimes I find myself defending some point of view long after I have been proven wrong. Even if you realize it, it's still hard to change your mind.

What if instead of always assuming you are right you would instead admit that you might as well be wrong until further proven. You might try to find that proof on your own beforehand, but it might come up in any situation. And if you are not prepared you might be inclined to defend your stance. 

Just giving yourself the option of being wrong could help change your mind. Being more open to other interpretations and even learning new things. But before acknowledging that you also need to realize that they might be wrong as well. You need to have the proof, or find it together.

I might be wrong in this, but that what I think.

Originally published at arcticloon.fi

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    @Arcticloon As I have gotten older I have learned it's better to be happy than to be right.

    Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Feb 20, 2019 08:17:55
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