How to be Right by Being Wrong

Being wrong is better than staying shut in the pursuit of the right.

I take joy in being wrong sometimes — it’s my gateway to coming out as right eventually. By being wrong, I put myself in a vulnerable position and hence at the receiving end of a lot of information — more than I would be able to find if I had instead chosen to claim to be right from the start.

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Assume you don’t know how to make the nose.
  1. Make it in the best way you can. But you can immediately see that it’s wrong.
  1. In the second option, people like your sculpture but can’t bare to see the crooked nose and immediately offer tips on how to correct it or even offer to correct it for you.

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Software guy. When you try to tell computers what to do, you eventually learn about human nature as well. (http://paramaggarwal.com)

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