Thursday, January 19, 2012

It's right to be wrong


The beautiful thought above is credited to Paul Arden.

Wouldn’t the world be a better place if people practiced the above thought? The predictable and banal approach to all aspects of our lives - government policies, business, marketing, brand campaigns - are as a result of our aversion to taking risks. The world needs creative solutions to overcome challenges that seem to be cropping up at every corner.

But then, isn’t it asking for a bit too much from this world?

We worship at the altar of success and all its trappings, especially the material kind. One cannot afford to be seen as being wrong. Therefore, folks in the government or in the corporate world or in their personal lives resort to CYA (Cover Your A*se). 

The result - “the other guy is to blame”. Some hapless soul is made the fall-guy and everyone returns home happy while renewing a new cycle of the same mistake.

Am I right or wrong?      


  1. "Stop being complete. Stop being perfect.
    Let the chips fall where they may" - Tyler Durden in Fight Club

    Being wrong gives us more ways to be right. For only when you go wrong do you know what the best way is to not repeat it.

    1. Thank you for the comment. You nailed it with the line from 'Fight Club'