A few days ago someone said to me that “you are never wrong.” I thought that was a very stupid thing to say because in this very blog I have said before that I was wrong. Then I wondered if maybe they just didn’t want to admit that they had made a mistake and that was their cop out. Then I decided I would put that baby to bed once and for all.
I want to be on record again saying “I was wrong.” Other than my wife, I don’t know anyone that is always right. It doesn’t make me less of a man to admit that I was wrong on something. I have known people like that and I never want to be one of them.
If you read my blog you will know that I am just writing about what I think. I write my opinions about world events and things that happen to me. So just to prove a point I’m gonna talk about some things I was wrong about. A while back I said gay people should be allowed to have civil unions and not be allowed to serve openly in the military. Now I don’t think that way. I WAS WRONG. Gay people should be given every right straight people are given. At the time I didn’t think it through and look at it from the gay person’s point of view. Because I am not gay, it is not easy for me to see their side of the situation. That is not an excuse, just the reason why I believe I missed it. It doesn’t change the fact that I WAS WRONG.
If you go back and read about the elections you will see that I said Hillary Clinton would beat Obama in the democratic primaries. I WAS WRONG. There is no doubt about that one. I didn’t think Obama could beat Clinton at the time. I’m happy to say I WAS WRONG about that one.
Once I was writing about the Iraq war and the numbers I posted were wrong. Someone pointed it out and I corrected it. I WAS WRONG and should have done a better job of fact checking but it was my fault.
My point is I don’t live in a fantasy world. I live in the real world where, with the exception of my wife, no one is always right. Most of the things I write about I research before I post it but I’m still human and sometimes I get it wrong. I make mistakes and I am not ashamed to admit it. I’m not done writing and I know I’m gonna get more things wrong.