TED Talk Thursdays – Kathryn Schulz: On being wrong

For those of you not familiar with TED Talks here is a brief summery of them from www.ted.com:

“TED is a small nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. Since then its scope has become ever broader. Along with two annual conferences — the TED Conference in Long Beach and Palm Springs each spring, and the TEDGlobal conference in Oxford UK each summer — TED includes the award-winning TEDTalks video site, the Open Translation Project and Open TV Project, the inspiring TED Fellows and TEDx programs, and the annual TED Prize”

This week’s talk is about something no one wants to be, but we all are, at least some of the time: being wrong. This is a compelling and important subject to stop and take the time to consider. Life never turns out exactly like you thought it would. We are wrong much of the time. What if we allowed that to be, rather than putting so much energy into avoiding it? What true inspiration might have a chance to arise if we could let go of being right and just relax into what is in each moment?

According to www.ted.com:

“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.

Kathryn Schulz is the author of “Being Wrong: Adventures in the Margin of Error,” and writes “The Wrong Stuff,” a Slate series featuring interviews with high-profile people about how they think and feel about being wrong.”

Enjoy the talk!

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I look forward to your thoughts and comments!

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