On being wrong by Kathryn Schutz (Conclusion (Being wrong is not…
On being wrong
by Kathryn Schutz
Context : place of the speaker in this topic
College period, road trip
Wrong about a road sign : Chinese character
5 last years to think about situations like this
How we behave when that happens?
What all of this can tell us about human nature?
Why we sometimes misunderstand the signs around us?
How does it feel to have wrong?
Actually nothing, when we're wrong we think like when we
we're right = ERROR BLINDNESS
It's the fact to realize that's hard to cash
Why we get stuck inside this feeling of being right ?
Social constructions about the place of the individuals in society if they fails
Since childhood, we learn that the way to succeed in life is to never make any mistakes
Getting wrong about smtg means there is smtg wrong with us!
Ex: Woman who had to do a surgery
When you have to convince people who disagree with you
The Ignorance Assumption
They don't have access to the same information
The Idiocy Assumption
They have all the pieces of the puzzle, but they can't put them together correctly
The Evil Assumption
They know the true and they are deliberately distorting it
Consequences of this attachment to our own rightness
Keep us from preventive mistakes
This makes us treat each other terribly
Consequence in Indivual, personnal and professional life
It misses the whole point of being human
It's posible to step outside of that feeling
St Augustine said : "I err therefor I'm"
Being wrong is not embarrassing defect in the human system that we can, eradicate
Being wrong it's totally fundamental to who we are
We need surprise and reversal moments, we love being wrong when it's story of someone else = Plots twists
We think something and something else happened.. We generate incredible stories
Look to each others, to the univers and be able to admit "Wow! I don't know.. Maybe I'm wrong"