The Right to be Wrong

We have the right to be wrong. Isn’t that an intriguing statement? It’s been around for awhile now, but I heard it only last week. Actually there is even a song with that title, written and sung by Joss Stone, an English singer and songwriter.

It is comforting to know that it is okay to be wrong once in awhile. But what is right about being wrong is to own up to it; to admit to it to whomever or whatever has been wronged. In so doing, it creates a learning experience; yes, a learning experience. The same as we learn…or are supposed to learn…from our mistakes, admitting we are wrong frees us from the fear and embarrassment of being wrong another time.

When is it right to be wrong? When a lesson is learned and a wrong has been righted. Am I right?


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