On Being Wrong

I think that one of the most important lessons of this video is the pure and simple fact that being wrong is ok. Failing, learning, failing and learning again is a rinse and repeat process of our everyday life. Sure we have the small success stories of our day here and there, but it’s not all cake and butterflies in the art world. Every job our students apply to will not guaranteed hire them, every idea they fall in love with will not be made a reality, and every client they get will not be the career making job that set them for life. It’s about the small things and rolling with the hits.

Every day in our lives, there is a process that we have to learn to go with. One way or another, each of us has something that works for us. Each of us also handles how we accept being wrong as well. We have to accept fault for the things that we didn’t do as well. It’s an important part of being human. Reminding our students that school is the place to mess up before they hit the real world is one of the most eye opening things. Trying to stay safe within the boundaries of what we know will work won’t make us or them any better.



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One comment

  1. Linh Dao

    Great example: Rapid Prototyping. The process of quickly mocking up the future state of a system, be it a website or an apps before aiming for the final mockup. By being wrong often and realizing the mistakes on time, we get more feedbacks and reduce the need for changes in the final development state.


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