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Kathryn Schulz – On being wrong

A thought provoking look at our failure adverse culture. A culture in which according to Schulz, we ‘always think that we are right’, and in our ‘error blindness’ leads to preventable mistakes. Schulz believes that our aversion to failure stems from being taught at an early age, that to succeed we must not make mistakes, and that only idle or irresponsible people get things wrong.

Schulz proposes that being wrong and failing is in fact at the very heart of being human. Failing is what makes us inventive and creative and what leads to solutions for the problems of the world. She points to the words of Saint August: “I err therefore I am” (fallor ergo sum).


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