Shulzs book is a thoughtful powerful work that should be required reading for everyone in high school or college and beyond part philosophy part sociology and part reporting being wrong feels a lot like kahnemans thinking fast and slow and in my view is every bit as helpful and important for understanding what drives us as well as what steers us off a cliff or . As kathryn schulz author of being wrong adventures in the margin of error explains its almost hardwired in humans to dislike being mistaken being wrong even about minor things makes almost everyone so incredibly throughly uncomfortable that we often cant admit to ourselves that weve made a mistake. In being wrong adventures in the margin of error kathryn schulz takes you on a journey through the world of wrongology from the trivial getting the time wrong for a reservation at a restaurant to the life threatening medical errors ms schulz examines the importance of accepting the inevitability of error and understanding the value of it in our lives. To err is human yet most of us go through life assuming and sometimes insisting that we are right about nearly everything from the origins of the universe to how to load the dishwasher in being wrong journalist kathryn schulz explores why we find it so gratifying to be right and so maddening to be mistaken drawing on thinkers as varied as augustine darwin freud gertrude stein alan
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