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    Re: Can You Admit when you are wrong

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tammerlain View Post
    Given human nature most of us are reluctant to admit when our opinions are wrong, and what does it take to cause you to admit it ?

    Personally I can say I was wrong about Ford Motor Company, around 2007 or so, before the financial crisis, I believed Ford to the the worst of the US autocompanies, and the least likely to survive. In large part to Alan Mulally mortgaging every thing possible.

    Secondly I can say I was wrong on the timinng of the US/world economic crisis. I truely thought it was going to hit at least 1 year earlier then it did, and the the size of it would be bigger.

    One last thing I would say I would have been wrong one, even though I though I did think it was coming. The printing press of money in the US and UK. I truely never thought such actions could have occured without a far greater uproar in the public and bond markets. Such actions are that of banana republics, not respected countries and governments
    IMO, wrong/right do not apply to opinions.
    And, as I am never wrong...
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    Re: Can You Admit when you are wrong

    absolutely, although i've never been wrong.

    seriously, of course i can. that's the mark of an adult.

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    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: Can You Admit when you are wrong

    Quote Originally Posted by atrasicarius View Post
    I used to be pretty into the who 9/11 truth thing. I can admit I was wrong about that now, although it took me a while.
    Atrasicarius, your philosophy is most interesting, more liberal than mine..
    But, I am anti-guns..
    And I do not understand the 9-11 truth thing ....
    A man should never admit to being "wrong", its a sign of weakness....

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    Re: Can You Admit when you are wrong

    Quote Originally Posted by lewstherin View Post
    i don't see the poll. i can't vote. i feel cheated somehow.
    We have too many polls, our nation suffers from "pollitis".
    Polls = ask dumb people dumb questions and we have dumb results.

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    Re: Can You Admit when you are wrong

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    We have too many polls, our nation suffers from "pollitis".
    Polls = ask dumb people dumb questions and we have dumb results.
    Dude, you're wrong. Just admit it.
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    Re: Can You Admit when you are wrong

    I thought I was wrong once, but I was mistaken.

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    Re: Can You Admit when you are wrong

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tammerlain View Post
    Given human nature most of us are reluctant to admit when our opinions are wrong, and what does it take to cause you to admit it ?

    Personally I can say I was wrong about Ford Motor Company, around 2007 or so, before the financial crisis, I believed Ford to the the worst of the US autocompanies, and the least likely to survive. In large part to Alan Mulally mortgaging every thing possible.

    Secondly I can say I was wrong on the timinng of the US/world economic crisis. I truely thought it was going to hit at least 1 year earlier then it did, and the the size of it would be bigger.

    One last thing I would say I would have been wrong one, even though I though I did think it was coming. The printing press of money in the US and UK. I truely never thought such actions could have occured without a far greater uproar in the public and bond markets. Such actions are that of banana republics, not respected countries and governments
    Hahaha!! "I was wrong around 2007 or so..." Hahahaha!!Sorry, can't help myself.

    One of the hardest things for people to do is to admit when they're wrong. It's also one of the strongest positions one can take. "I admit it; I was wrong," puts power back into one's own hands and takes it from one's opponent, if you will. Most people never learn that lesson in life...so they go through it looking like jackasses every once in a while.
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    Re: Can You Admit when you are wrong

    I was a design engineer for decades. I worked with other design engineers. At the leading edge of technology we make more mistakes than we get things right. Admit, when it’s out in front of everybody? Most of us get used to it. We also get better at it and make fewer mistakes. Nope, we couldn’t look up the correct process or solution in a book, there was no dogma to apply. (However, in some other engineering fields there is a book and dogma.)

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    Re: Can You Admit when you are wrong

    If you knew the women I did, then yeah you would be wrong a lot.
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    Re: Can You Admit when you are wrong

    It is difficult, but yes I can admit it and I will if I realize I'm wrong. I have done it severall times before.

    It seems like most people can do the same, but I have met a minority who can never admit they are wrong. When they realize they are wrong, they will start flaming, tjhey will stop answering, they will go off-topic or even lie. For instance they pretend you or they said something else. A lot of extremists tend to have these characteristics.
    Last edited by Camlon; 06-30-11 at 01:57 PM.

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