I have a policy that when I am corrected on something I will admit to being wrong and will take it as a learning tool. I know a lot of other people do this but it seems to me that a lot of those people also get pissed the fuck off about it. I'm not sure why this is. Maybe it is the concept of even having been wrong in the first place or maybe it is because something they were so sure they knew to be true has now been disproven and they feel betrayed by the source of their misinformation. I don't know but I have a sneaking suspicion that it is the former.
The fact of the matter is that everyone is wrong about something not at some point in time but often. I can see how this cpuld meke a person feel like they are stupid. Nobody likes being wrong including me but I don't fly off the handle when I find out that I am nor do I hold it against the person I'm debating. I see being corrected as a learning process that will take my entire life. Often times I thank people who correct me. In my opinion I think it is a sign of lesser intelligence to not want want to know the truth about something or the correct way to do/say it or handle a situation.
Do you get pissed off about being wrong? How do you handle it when you find out? I think my way is a good healthy and intelligent way of going about it but fuck, I could be wrong there too. It wouldn't be the first time.