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Being Wrong

The Art of Being Wrong

James Marks | Posted 06.22.2016 | Home
James Marks

Years ago, there was a guy on my staff the rest of the team absolutely hated. I defended him, and wouldn't let them fire him. It went on for months, causing friction between my best people and myself. Their complaint was that he was lazy, sloppy, and they were having to do his work over again. Pretty straight forward reasons, right? So what was the problem?

18 Inches of Daylight

Glenn Rockowitz | Posted 08.20.2016 | Home
Glenn Rockowitz

Wrong. Simple word, simple concept. And maybe the most important thing any of us can be. At its root, being wrong is proof we're alive. We are tryi...

Lights Go On -- New Year's 2014 Resolutions -- 'Toward and Away'

Thomas Bähler | Posted 03.08.2014 | Home
Thomas Bähler

It occurred to me -- what about accomplishing in regard to moving away from something, stop doing something, use my resources to put to rest habits and tendencies that are counterproductive to me and therefore others?

Why Art Sucks

Melanie Curtin | Posted 03.04.2014 | Home
Melanie Curtin

It blows to be misunderstood. It's shitty to not have control over how other people take your art, take your words, take your meaning. It's really annoying not being able to control other people's perception of you -- especially when your perception is that their perception is that you're weak.

6 Reasons Why It's Good To Be Wrong

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 09.23.2012 | Home
Ed and Deb Shapiro

We believe we are right and are, therefore, the wronged one. But are there benefits to being wrong? Can we turn such a situation around so that we can learn more about ourselves? Imagine how boring it would be if we were all always right!

Unplugged Summer or Plugged (I Disagree With the NYT)

Emily Franklin | Posted 10.18.2011 | Home
Emily Franklin

The NYT isn't wrong. I just disagree with this article in which the author describes his terrific "plugged-in summer."

Teaching Being Wrong

Elory Rozner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Elory Rozner

We require "internal flexibility and communal permission to backtrack and revise." Can we get schools to value teaching this skill, and skilled educators who can teach this value?

Being Wrong in a Culture Consumed by Comparison

Carol Smaldino | Posted 12.02.2011 | Home
Carol Smaldino

Being Wrong describes our insistent need to be right as an affliction that covers not only our globe but also the living rooms and bedrooms of many of us too much of the time.

When Were You Last Wrong? We Need to Change How We Think About Our Errors

Johann Hari | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Johann Hari

We all make mistakes. We also all have a choice about whether to approach our errors in terror so we suppress, ignore and repeat them -- or whether we make them our honest, open ally in trying to get to the truth.