Thursday, February 23, 2012

Kathryn Schulz: On being wrong

Here is my oldest daughter's review of the TED Talk: Kathryn Schulz: On being wrong

Kathryn Schulz wrote a book on being wrong.

Her fascination with this particular condition began on a car trip with a friend when she mistook the sign for picnic tables as a Chinese pictogram.

During her explanation on how being right all the time limits us Schulz made a interesting point. When a person disagrees with another they are likely to come to one of three conclusions. One, the other is ignorant, they don’t know what you know. Two, the other person is an idiot, they know what you know but are incapable of reaching the correct deduction. Or three, the other person is evil, they know the right answer but refuse to acknowledge it for their own nefarious purposes.

This lecture has led me to decide to be more open to the possibility that I am fallible. I’m not sure how successful I will be but I’m going to try

I enjoyed the talk and recommend it:


Fatcat said...
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Karen said...

What a wonderful reframe.

Henry Cate said...

Yes, Kathryn Schultz did a great job.