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It Is Okay To Be Wrong

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posted on Oct, 6 2011 @ 10:13 PM
I have been around people who cannot bear the fact that they could be wrong. In fact, it is more important to die than to admit they were wrong. They feel they get their meaning from being right, no sacrifice is too great for the cause of avoiding the truth. What is being argued isn't the real issue, but what is causing the argument to be right. Then I got thinking, It is not easy to admit your wrong(to face the truth), its a hard pill to swallow for everyone. Sometimes being wrong comes with the duty to apologize as well depending on the situation and how far it went.

I encourage you all to have the courage to face the truth, that it is okay to be wrong. If need be apologize and see that love is more important than being right.

posted on Oct, 6 2011 @ 10:17 PM
It is not okay to be wrong sometimes....

Like when you cut the red wire when you should have cut the blue wire.


posted on Oct, 6 2011 @ 10:19 PM
you seam to be around people who egos matter more than the truth TBH, to be right is pointless unless it is the truth. There is sketch show called "Harry and Paul" where one of the guys cant back down from an argument becuase he cant accept defeat. To me that just sybolises a past life of what people within thiere selfs call waste hence why they need to feel right all the time is to justify the past that they have wasted?
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posted on Oct, 6 2011 @ 10:22 PM
I agree, but I might be wrong.
My apologies.

Actually one can only apologize for a statement that was once considered correct, and is now known to be false.
A lot of other apologizing is often being gracious in having expressed a view in some regrettable way, but the view itself is rarely altered.

The changing of views is often prompted by a certain situation, but it is often a laborious and subconscious process.
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posted on Oct, 6 2011 @ 10:24 PM
What if you dedicated your life making someone out be a murderer. They never murder anyone. There reputation is now destroyed. There life will never be the same again. They know it's you. Wanna tell that guy your sorry for being wrong?

posted on Oct, 6 2011 @ 10:25 PM
reply to post by Ralphy

Uh huh, where does that come from? I think that it comes (originally) from the same place as the church refusing to admit it was wrong about about things like helio-centricity and the world is flat,etc. Pride. If you are perfect, as you must be, then you can NEVER admit that you are wrong. That is the devil trying to confuse you and fill you with doubt. You must hold true to your beliefs regardless or you are in danger of faltering. What a disease has grown from this premise destroying nations and killing millions.

posted on Oct, 6 2011 @ 10:26 PM
reply to post by Ralphy

They feel they get their meaning from being right
There is something about this thought which I wish I understood better. I mean I have a sense that it is correct, that is I have found this tendency in myself, but somehow I think this statement just scratches the surface.

posted on Oct, 6 2011 @ 10:27 PM
"What if it we're true
What if everything we know is wrong
Would you lie to yourself
or would you fight for what is real"

Lyrics of the latest song I'm working on.

I prefer the cruel reality to a beautiful lie any day.
And, yes, anyone can be wrong, it just happens. It's ok ^^

posted on Oct, 6 2011 @ 10:31 PM
I believe that admitting you are wrong when you realize it is a virtue.

I typically realize I was wrong and correct myself or adjust my paradigm to reflect the new information every single day, multiple times a day.

Honestly I love it. I love breaking my preconceived notions to shreds and rebuilding on a more solid foundation. I love having my paradigm shattered. I love to learn new things and re-evaluate my positions.

That doesn't mean I am going to agree with anyone who disagrees, but I will hear them out and either reconcile my viewpoint with the new idea, or I will formulate an exact reasoning to counteract this opposing information. I will explain myself because I want others to understand where I am coming from.

However, in the event that the information presented is solid and difficult to reasonably controvert, than I will adhere to it and embrace it.

You never really know for sure, so it is wise to remain open to all possibilities, including the very real possibility that we are wrong.

Admitting you are wrong when it is so, is a virtue and worthy of great praise my friends. We are all guilty of it, let us embrace it and turn our weakness into strength.

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posted on Oct, 6 2011 @ 10:35 PM

Originally posted by User8911
"What if it we're true
What if everything we know is wrong


If this statement were true, than not everything we know is wrong, because we know this one truth.

And in the event that this statement is not true, than this indicates that not everything we know is wrong as well.

So no matter how you cut it down, there is at least one truth you can sink your teeth into.

posted on Oct, 6 2011 @ 10:37 PM
reply to post by muzzleflash

Ok ok, but it sounds great during that part lol

posted on Oct, 6 2011 @ 10:38 PM
Carl Sagan pointed out several times that we have a major problem with connecting our self-value or worth with our ideas.

And that when one of our ideas is challenged, we take it as a threat to our self-worth or value. We take it personally because we equate our "persona" with our "beliefs".

This is a major mistake because people can change their mind tomorrow. People can discard old beliefs and find new ones that are better.

Anyone can believe in anything they want to.

Let us not fall prey to associating our persona with our beliefs, they are separate. You will always be you no matter how right or wrong your beliefs turned out to be. Be willing to let go of them if they are turned upside down.

posted on Oct, 6 2011 @ 11:24 PM
reply to post by Ralphy

In order to experience love we have to experience fear to understand what it is exactly. Once, we really understand what fear is, there is a great chance we will try to get back into a state of love. Knowing the negative aspects it can have on a person, we all have the choice because in the end, there is no bad or good, it is a matter of perception.


posted on Oct, 7 2011 @ 02:11 AM
reply to post by Ralphy

The people you are addressing this to could really give a #, and would not bother to read such dribble. A egotist is exactly that, what makes you think they would see the light and change from what who they are.

A good lier would put your truth to shame.

I've got a good one tell this to the President and all the Politians, they shoud get a good laugh out of that one.

posted on Oct, 7 2011 @ 06:58 PM
reply to post by Ralphy

I am wrong all the time even when i am right..... my gf still says im wrong so i just say okay. Unless I want to step into 7 circle of hell

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