How Does it Feel to be Wrong
Why do we misunderstand the signs around us? Why do we think we are compatible, force square pegs into round holes and deny there is are any problems? How do we behave when this happens?
We avoid the possibility that we are wrong. We make mistakes. We are all fallible but while we know it and at some level we acknowledge this fact, we also just as quickly forget it.
To err is human. We go about our daily lives thinking we are, in the main, if not completely, right. Besides the philosophical discussion of what ‘right’ means we are left with this quiet smugness that goes with ‘doing the right thing’, ‘being right’, ‘acting in the right way’ etc.
If being wrong is part of human nature why do we deny it? If being wrong is part of who we are then why are we ashamed, embarrassed, mortified, and humiliated when we are wrong and not right?
This response is at the heart of who we are, or who we think we are and all our relationships, from the personal to the grand scale including family members, colleagues, neighbors, or nations.
Why can’t we take being wrong and making mistakes as a positive, life affirming part of who we are and what we do?
So, now you have my thoughts. Watch the video and leave your comments below.
Kathryn Schutz says we are well on the way to doing this. While we may not admit it in words we do go about our lives modifying our beliefs and honing our values, slowly and subtly.
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