Why Is It So Hard?

What is it so hard for people to admit when they're wrong?  I don't think many people like to admit it when they're wrong but surely it's better to say "sorry, I was wrong" than hold onto a belief with dogged determination no matter what.  It's through accepting our fallibilities that we progress and learn.  I'm wrong a LOT and that's okay.

chasingrainbows chasingrainbows
31-35, M
2 Responses Jul 11, 2009

I agree with this. Early on in life, my Father had impressed upon us to "admit it when wrong", which is helpful in life and relationships. Wouldn't it be nice if this was a standard lesson in households?<br />
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I recall this occurring in the workplace and fuming inside when a supervisor would refrain from doing so after some wrongdoing. I would think - "Man, if she would just admit it, we could get past it". It was worse, since my Dad had instilled this in me at a young age and never understood how "other adults" could not seem to be straight and honest. It's a real character flaw.

i'm totally with you. Actually I LIKE admitting that I'm wrong -- and anyway how much would i annoy myself & how bored would I be if I was always right?<br />
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I respect people & listen the most to people who can admit they're wrong.<br />
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