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Daiho

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On Being Wrong
« on: April 25, 2011, 11:37:51 AM »
Most of us will do anything to avoid being wrong. But what if we're wrong about that? "Wrongologist" Kathryn Schulz makes a compelling case for not just admitting but embracing our fallibility.

http://www.ted.com/talks/kathryn_schulz_on_being_wrong.html

« Last Edit: April 25, 2011, 02:52:07 PM by Matthew »

Matthew

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Re: On Being Wrong
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2011, 06:57:37 PM »
Stop being right and start being.
Then you start to see seeing.
Being, being, being...
A breath between life,
and death.
~oOo~     Tat Tvam Asi     ~oOo~    How will you make the world a better place today?     ~oOo~    Fabricate Nothing     ~oOo~

Jeeprs

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Re: On Being Wrong
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2011, 01:09:48 AM »
This is related to the teaching about being 'attached to views'. In Buddhist teaching generally 'attachment to views' is having strong opinions on aspects of the teachings or philosophy of life. I have worked with this a lot, because I have spent a lot of time debating philosophy on the internet the last few years. I try not to be too emotionally attached to 'being right'. This does not mean that I don't care if what I say is right or wrong. It means doing your best to get to the right view or right answer, but not being concerned about being right, about winning the debate or proving others wrong. That way you can arrive at a much more inclusive truth. I suppose it is a real example of non-dualism at work, because it removes the inherent conflict between 'the winner' and 'the looser' and concentrates only on 'what is'.

thomas

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Re: On Being Wrong
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2011, 10:36:45 AM »
 :)
back to the breath... and back to the breath....  and back to the breath.... and back to the breath..... and back to the breath

Matthew

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Re: On Being Wrong
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2011, 11:17:41 AM »
ps Great talk Daiho - thanks for posting.
~oOo~     Tat Tvam Asi     ~oOo~    How will you make the world a better place today?     ~oOo~    Fabricate Nothing     ~oOo~

 

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