You’re Not Wrong Enough

Aaron Schnoor
2 min readJan 3, 2024

And why that’s a problem

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How often do you get things wrong?

Probably not enough.

We love to be right.

We love to know what we’re talking about.

We shy away from getting it wrong.

It makes us feel vulnerable — and weak — to get things wrong.

We don’t want to ask the wrong questions. We don’t want to make the wrong decisions. We don’t want to have the wrong opinions, sing the wrong lyrics, or incorrectly state the wrong facts.

It’s okay. We all hate being wrong.

I hate being wrong.

But what are we missing by being afraid to be wrong?

What questions are we not asking for fear of being ridiculed?

What perspectives are we not acknowledging because we fear others will put us down?

What books are we not writing for fear of critics mocking us?

It’s human nature to want to avoid being wrong. But avoiding being wrong can be detrimental to our growth.

I’ve had many professors and teachers over the years. Most were good, some were not, and a handful were great.