Black People : How come people have such a hard time admitting when they are wrong?

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  1. SouthsideIrish

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    • In most cases pride is a great thing. Sometimes it is a character flaw.
     
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    Ego. Pride for sure.

    I've happen to learn over the yrs how to admit my wrong much easier and quicker than at one time in my life.

    I actually find it to be quite easy and very liberating.
     
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    There is room for improvement with me on this...but I will do it.. I agree about the feeling of liberation. Nobody likes to be wrong but when I admit I am...I feel like a more well rounded person. I feel I am acting like people should...

    There is some people who it would seem would chew off their own arm then just say they were wrong. I my opinion is unhealthy for one's mental state.
     
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    Agreed.
     
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    Liberating... yes!
     
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    To expand...some debates no one will win. Not all subjects come down to a single fact which can be verified. A lot of the topics here on destee are large and encompass many things. Saying something as simple as

    Good point

    when someone makes one goes a long way. Their should be some mutual respect for people even if they are on opposing sides on a topic.

    If someone asks me a specific question

    I will answer it....out of respect.

    If someone makes a good point...I will acknowledge it...out of respect.
     
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    Indeed.
     
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    As Salaam Alaikum!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Regardless the Truth will set you Free.

    Many reasons. Some do it because of Pride and Ego some do it just because they are liars.

    For me I have no problem admitting I am wrong nor made a mistake or don't know something makes me feel good as a Man.
     
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    I understand the difficulty. Few people believe themselves to have come across 'right' without difficulty.

    E.g. If I work out a problem that I worked 100% on, I'd probably hold onto the solution just because I put so much effort, in my perspective, in attaining it.
     
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    I have spent a lot of time working on something only to get proved wrong in seconds by another, sometimes with little effort on their part.... Should I hold onto what I worked for...or should I gain greater prespective?
     
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