Day 3160: How not to be wrong

How not to be wrong starting a blog post? I’m just repeating today’s title and letting it flow from there.

“How Not to Be Wrong” is one of the books I’m reading/not reading on my two-week vacation from work.

Personally, I think I spend too much time thinking about how not to be wrong, which can inhibit what I say and do. These days, I’m embracing mistakes as learning experiences and spending less time worrying about the consequences of being wrong.

Granted, it’s very important for us not to be wrong about our health and safety — for ourselves and others. For example, if I forget to take my Coumadin and if I don’t eat a consistent amount of vitamin K, my mechanical heart valve might clog and fail. So I need to think about not being wrong about THAT every day. Also, there are a lot of creatures that depend on me, so I don’t want to be wrong in such a way that jeopardizes their future.

However, I’m not wrong about knowing myself well enough to choose to focus on accepting that I WILL be wrong, every day, and that not every mistake will result in disaster.

Do you see any examples of how not to be wrong in my other images for today?

How not to be wrong on August 26, 2021 MIGHT include having a cherry popsicle, but I don’t think I’m wrong in saying that women’s equality day should be every day.

By the way, usually I spend more time arranging the order of the images in my blog posts — is it wrong that today I’m not worrying about how not to be wrong in creating a good enough post for you?

Here’s what I find on YouTube when I search for “how not to be wrong”:

How not to be wrong about guessing how much time you have to watch a video today:

How not to be wrong about sharing your thoughts and feelings about any of my blog posts? Leave a comment, below.

How not to be wrong about any interaction with other people? Express gratitude when you can.

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10 thoughts on “Day 3160: How not to be wrong

  1. Hi Ann, hope your vacation is going well. And I was definitely NOT wrong for coming and visiting you today. I am quite intrigued by that little pipe dealie you have set up for your cats (am I wrong in assuming it is for your cats). Do they run through there, and battle in the middle of it. It is very cool. Have a lovely day!

    • You are right, SD. That is a tunnel for the cats, but only new kitty Joan uses it. She loves it and check out the post after this one for a short video about that. And thanks for another lovely comment!

  2. If I assume that I am right all the time my wife will soon let me know when I’m not!

  3. puella33

    I don’t think we’re wrong as much as we are fallible. I don’t think it’s ” wrong ” to forget to take your medicine, because it wasn’t an intentional action. However, it is wrong for a governor of a state to deny people their rights to protect themselves against a virus. It’s ” wrong” because the governor knows it’s wrong himself and he’s doing it anyways. Actually, it’s EVIL. So, wrong and evil perhaps go hand in hand.
    So, I guess not to be wrong, is to have knowledge of wisdom. Even then we make mistakes but, NOT out of malevolence.

  4. I know there’s a rule that mistakes are ultimately the key to success, that success requires taking risks and most, if not all, of our attempts will fail, which I think is a fine idea but sometimes it’s so hard to even know how to fail.

  5. How not to make mistakes is to learn prevention, and that is done through education. Experimenting with one’s health is out of the question. At times prevention is simply learned because nature sets its own rules: fire will burn, cold will freeze, storm-force winds blow, and earthquakes occur. I’ve learned that how not to make mistakes is through ‘self-preservation’ which means lots of education, anticipation, and therefore preservation.

    • I like the image of the single gull because of the light.

      • The APA dictionary says:

        “self-preservation instinct,
        the fundamental tendency of humans and nonhuman animals to behave so as to avoid injury and maximize chances of survival (e.g., by fleeing from dangerous situations or predators). Freud combined both instincts into the concept of Eros, or the life instinct, and opposed to Thanatos, the death instinct. Also called self-preservative instinct; survival instinct.”

  6. it’s all trial and error, and you have to be wrong sometimes to understand right

  7. I know that I can be wrong, Ann, yet offer my thoughts I so often do.

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