Wednesday, April 20, 2011

On Being Wrong

Although it costs several thousand dollars to attend a TED conference, the talks are available to watch online for free. It can be a heady experience searching or browsing the site; nearly anything you can think of is up there in some way. The presenters tend to be the best in their fields and great public speakers, to boot.

Make's own Dale Dougherty can be found here, for example.

And this talk, by Kathryn Schulz, was uploaded just a day or two ago. Schulz reminds her audience that being wrong is something we should expect, that it is a measure of our unique way of seeing the world, an element which gives life variety and flavor. By the same token, being overly attached to being right often leads to colossal mistakes.

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