Monday, April 29, 2013

Ymophobia-fear of contraiety

why is it that humans feel the perpetual need to be right?
even when we know we're wrong
we will go down with a sinking ship or burning house
before we'll even consider admitting there was a spark or a leak...

does admitting you're wrong from time to time
decrease our alpha ranking in the hierarchy of species?
 probably not.

but it sure is infuriating
and embarrassing
and if theres one thing that our species cant abide
its our own embarrassment

there have been times when i've been in an argument with someone
and halfway through the argument i realize that im wrong
but by this point i've already committed to the argument
and generally made an ass out myself 
and i cant back out and admit it
so i just keep digging myself deeper
such prideful beings are we

 Sophocles “All men make mistakes, but a good man yields when he knows his course is wrong, and repairs the evil. The only crime is pride.”
Sophocles, Antigone


  1. Very interesting post! You're right! We do hate being wrong. I've had that happen before and I've had to take a step back and say, Wait. You're right. Woops! It sucks, but it's better than having to continue the lie :D


  2. Maybe this is why I rarely share opinions about things----- I'd rather be silent and right(on the occasions I actually am right), than wrong and made to look a fool----