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@Anne Marie - it sounds like good counsel.

@Gabriele - and you see how far that has gotten us...

@Anshul - as hard as I try to read between the lines of my own post, I don't see reference to "being wrong", or foregoing creativity, did I? Perhaps a premature judgment based upon assumptions?

@Brian - so many conclusions arrived at prematurely become positions that are then used as weapons. Not knowing and unwillingness to admit it and explore make up ignorance, which to me is the scariest of propositions. Your comment seems to be contradicting itself, so I'm not sure of what you're trying to convey.

I like jumping to conclusions and don't think there's anything wrong with it, so long as you don't hang onto them to tightly.

My life is what I call a "synaptic roller coaster of tangentiality." I'm constantly jumping from one conclusion to the next, pouring myself into each in varying degrees of subscription. It goes up and down, and 'round and 'round.

Circular. Feeling the flow. Be the ball, Danny.

The way I see it, conclusions form a frame of reference different from that which existed moments prior. For me, these frames often surround windows with different views of the world. These conclusions result in learning experiences, which help me better define my core viewpoint.

The trick is keeping an open mind, being self-aware, and remembering where home is. The urge to jump to a conclusion is a powerful thing. (Ir)rational fears dissolve and it's easier to make the leap. There are benefits to this. I just gotta make 100% sure this is the new home base before I pour myself fully into a new conclusion.

Being Wrong is not just an account of human error but a tribute to human creativity—the way we generate and revise our beliefs about ourselves and the world. I wrote a popular post on the same subject: http://bit.ly/eZny6Y

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