Gentlemen: Repeat after me….”I was wrong.” Now, doesn’t that feel better? I knew you would like it once you tried it.
I have the advantage of living with very, very smart women around me, which means that I need never entertain a flawed opinion for long. It’s actually quite liberating if you think about it. I’m free to throw a bunch of crap at the wall and see what sticks. Key to that mentality is understanding that I can be wrong, even frequently so, without people thinking me stupid. In short, I don’t mix ego with opinion.
The result is that I am a somewhat emancipated thinker. I can come up with some creative things that others would never arrive at simply because I have very little fear of gigantic intellectual failure. It’s all very “keep-moving-forward-esque,” ala Meet The Robinsons.
And, if you think about it, the more you are wrong, the more right you are….in the long run.