This is a wondeful TED talks video from Kathryn Schulz, author of “Being Wrong: Adventures in the Margin of Error”. In it she talks about how hard we work to avoid being wrong and the problems this causes.
I was going to write something there about creativity and making mistakes, but I think perhaps she is making a different point; we all adopt points of view of the world and at times can be reluctant to let them go. Our desire to be right often blocks our ability to hear another person or accept another possibility.
“If you want to rediscover wonder you have to step out of that tiny, terrified space of ‘rightness’ and look around at each other, and look out at the vastness and complexity of the universe and say ‘wow……I don’t know……….maybe I’m wrong.’