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March 1st, 2011

It’s wrong to be right.

By Paul Arden,”It’s not how good you are, it’s how good you want to be.”

Being right is based upon knowledge and experience and is often provable. Knowledge comes from the past, so it’s safe. It is also out of date, and lazy. It’s the opposite of originality. Experience is built from solutions to old situations and problems. The old situations are probably different from present ones, so those old solutions will have to be bent to fit new problems (and possibly fit badly.) Experience is the opposite of being creative. If you can prove you’re right, you’re set in concrete. You cannot move with the times or with other people. Your mind is closed. You are not open to new ideas. You are rooted in your rightness. So remember, sometimes it’s wrong to be right.

So wrong, it’s right.

Speaking of originality and wrongness, what better way to start off your weekend (not to mention, get over four million views in less than two weeks) than a video featuring puppets, margaritas, and a baby. Enjoy!