The joy of wrong

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The joy of wrong

For most of us, being wrong is something to be avoided at all costs. It can be embarrassing, uncomfortable, and sometimes damaging to our self-esteem.

I'd like to suggest a different approach, one that embraces our mistakes as learning experiences.

When we make a mistake or get something wrong, there are two paths to follow: beating ourselves up or learning from it.

I prefer the latter.

With every mistake, we have an opportunity to learn from it. We can examine what went wrong and try to figure out how to do better next time. Being ok with wrong also helps us see things from someone else's perspective, improving empathy and understanding.

Wrong often means that we are challenging the status quo or trying something new. While not always a comfortable place to be, I find this to be one of the greatest gifts of all. Taking a chance with that new tweak, or better still, stepping out on a limb and going for the gusto with new speakers or that amp you've always lusted after, or simply rearranging your room or investing in a new listening chair.

Doesn't matter. Take a chance and be ok with wrong.

No one is perfect, and everyone makes mistakes.

No wrong, no progress towards better.

Go wrong.

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Paul McGowan

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