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The joy of learning you were wrong, and the duty to keep learning truth anew

From the June 2020 issue of The Christian Science Journal


What’s worse than finding out you were wrong about something? Learning it was something you were “certain” you were right about! But apart from the discomfort of an appropriately bruised ego, shouldn’t we actually feel joy in those moments when mistakes and ignorance are replaced by insight and wisdom? Don’t we all welcome a progressive sense that enables humanity to leave behind limitations and discover how empowering a grasp of genuine truth is? Otherwise, we’d all still be living in a world where people believed the sun revolved around the earth, just because it looks like it on the surface of things. One of my favorite quotes has always been T.