We go to great lengths to prove we’re right. We defend our point of view when challenged. We debate and argue to get others to see things our way. And yet we celebrate movies and books that surprise us with plot twists and red herrings just so that we can enjoy the feeling of being wrong when we get to the end of the story. What happens to us in real life that compels us to be right? Are we missing opportunities to be surprised and delighted?
If you can spare 18 minutes to watch this insightful TED video, I promise you will gain a new appreciation for being wrong every once in a while.