Top 10 Reasons Why It's Okay to Be Wrong Sometimes

DarkMatter1997
Let's face it, everyone is gonna be wrong at some point in their lives, but you know what? It's okay to be wrong sometimes. No one can predict the future or anything. People are gonna be wrong about many things (things like knowledge, science, history, even religion. Yes as sad as this may sound, someone might be wrong about their own religion, I'm just saying they might. BUT, even if they are then they really shouldn't be so hard on themselves. I wouldn't care if you're wrong about something, I'm not gonna hate on you or anything).

What's more important though is that you shouldn't make fun of anyone for being wrong nor should you make them look inferior or become a complete elitist. None of those are morally right. So if we all just acted respectful towards each other then we would live in a much more moral world.

The Top Ten

1 Nobody knows all the answers to everything

This is one of my biggest flaws. I hate being wrong, and I am always trying to learn new things. Therefore, when I make a mistake, I get mad at myself. I need to keep visiting this list... - Cyri

Also there's a difference between a smart person and a know it all.

2 Nobody can predict the future
3 Nobody is perfect

Indeed. I hate it when people call themselves perfect. - Userguy44

4 You can learn from it
5 It's actually necessary

Accepting that you're wrong is not the same as loving it. Few people are happy when they're wrong. And accepting imperfection is certainly not about being lazy or careless (quite the opposite). But we need to believe in our gut (not just acknowledge in our mind) that it's alright to stumble, screw up and try again. - DarkMatter1997

6 It can help you change
7 Thinking that you're above mistakes actually leads to bad decisions

To quote Bill Gates:


"Success makes a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can't lose." - DarkMatter1997

8 It's actually part of success

Don't just look at being wrong as sheer embarrassment. Think of it as a way to improve, so that the next time you do it right. - DarkMatter1997

9 Nobody is going to be perfect at something the first time

I agree. Great list. - GlassweighanCountess

10 You can still come up with something positive out of it
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