One of the best TED talks I have seen.
How does it feel to be wrong? … Dreadful. Thumbs down. Embarrassing.
These are great answers, but they’re answers to a different question. You guys are answering the question: How does it feel to realize you’re wrong?
But just being wrong doesn’t feel like anything.
Do you remember that Loony Tunes cartoon where there’s this pathetic coyote who’s always chasing and never catching a roadrunner? …
When we’re wrong about something — not when we realize it, but before that — we’re like that coyote after he’s gone off the cliff and before he looks down.
You know, we’re already wrong, we’re already in trouble, but we feel like we’re on solid ground.
So I should actually correct something I said a moment ago.
It does feel like something to be wrong; it feels like being right.