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BEING WRONG, by Kathryn Schulz



While it is important to celebrate our accomplishments, it is also important to understand that we are not infallible and that being wrong isn’t the same as being bad. Kathryn Schulz, “wrongologist” and author of the book Being Wrong: Adventures in the Margin of Error, says it best: “The miracle of your mind isn’t that you can see the world as it is. It’s that you can see the world as it isn’t.” Perhaps the source of our creativity and our potential lies in our moments of wrongness.

  All incoming students will receive a copy of Being Wrong in the summer. We’d like to encourage all incoming students to read Being Wrong and to watch Schulz’s TED Talk. It can be hard to accept--let alone, celebrate--being wrong, but it is a crucial part of learning, and we invite all Wellesley students to reframe the way they see errors.

Schulz will come to Wellesley College to meet with new students and to give a talk about Being Wrong on Wednesday, October 9, at 6:30 in Alumnae Hall.  Until then, join the discussion on Being Wrong on Facebook, Twitter, and Google Hangouts with your Student Orientation Coordinators.