Kathryn Schulz: How does it feel to be wrong?

Emotionally — how does it feel to be wrong?

Dreadful. Thumbs down. Embarrassing.

These are great answers, but they’re answers to a different question. You are answering the question: How does it feel to realize you’re wrong?

Realizing you’re wrong can feel like all of that and a lot of other things, right? I mean it can be devastating, it can be revelatory, it can actually be quite funny… But just being wrong doesn’t feel like anything.

Actually it does feel like something to be wrong; it feels like being right.

Watch Kathryn Schulz’s video, On being wrong, on TED.com »

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