Daily Stoic Entry #115: Am I Willing to Admit When I’m Wrong?
April 25th, 2022
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Yes, would I be happy about it? Definitely not. It’s difficult to admit when you’re wrong especially when you’re absolutely convinced you are right or you’re in an emotional discussion. Lately however, especially considering matters on how I’m deciding to tackle problems in life, I’ve been more willing to face the reality of my situation. Things like, I’ve wrongly designed certain elements in my life and need to take responsibility in handling that as best as I’m able. This requires admitting when you’re wrong. It’s not a smooth process, that’s for sure.
Now, the difficulty with this question is also dependent on context. We all have areas in our lives where we are more willing and able to admit we’re wrong. We all have areas where we have little knowledge and when our ego isn’t involved or threatened, we aren’t so upset at having to admit when we’re wrong. In other contexts, however, we have our blindspots. It is up to us to challenge those blindspots.
Title prompts are taken from The Daily Stoic Journal by Ryan Holiday and Stephen Hanselman.