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I Was Wrong

People seem to have an allergic reaction to saying “I was wrong.”

Well, I was wrong thinking Bitcoin would never go over $10k. I was wrong about when I thought the COVID vaccines wouldn’t be available in the US until July. 

I was wrong about thinking I would have kids by 35, and I was wrong about thinking my dream job was being an illustrator for Magic:the Gathering. 

I was wrong about thinking it would only take me five minutes to write the last email, and I was wrong about thinking my last NFT I dropped was going to sell. 

I’m wrong all the time. All of us are. We’re making decisions and assertions with incomplete data and gut instincts in a hyper-complex world that is constantly changing and evolving. 

The quicker you can get used to admitting when you are wrong, the quicker you’ll be able to learn from your mistakes, and the happier you’ll be.

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