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Being wrong is popular

 •  • by Paul Ingraham
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Weekly nuggets of pain science news and insight, usually 100-300 words, with the occasional longer post. The blog is the “director’s commentary” on the core content of a library of major articles and books about common painful problems and popular treatments. See the blog archives or updates for the whole site.

It’s easy to win forgiveness for being wrong; being right is what gets you into real trouble.

Bjarne Stroustrup

I have really noticed this in my publishing career: self-effacing mea culpa blog posts are always super popular... but I routinely get vilified for (correctly) calling bullshit. (This suggests an effective strategy for blogging success: be wrong a lot, admit it a lot!)

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