Yesterday, I was watching a TV series trying to relax. I heard the phrase “not being always right, doesn’t mean we are wrong”. I started thinking how this relates with my experiences, trying to find the best approach about something and trying to communicate the best possible way with someone.
Let’s say that you want to communicate with your girlfriend. Everything is amazing and something happens (usually something stupid) and instead of the man being right, because he did everything right except that small tiny thing, he are wrong…… It is the same thing happening when managing a project, or being a CEO. Everything can be amazing, until the point that something that is not within your power comes up and instead of being the amazing project manager or CEO, you become the wrong one.
No matter what I say above, the philosophical side of being right or wrong goes back to ancient Greece, when Socrates and Aristotle wrote about those terms. Having self-knowledge is what Socrates proposed, and he also posited that humans would do naturally what is good if they know what is right. Wrong according to Socrates is made because of ignorance.
It seems though that the philosophical side I just mentioned doesn’t fit with the personal relationships or the business field I mentioned before. Well… at least if someone has self-knowledge and knowledge of the environment, he/she would know whether he/she does something in a right way.
There are more interesting theories about what is real, right, wrong today, based on the work of Woolf, Althusser and Foucault. For example, what makes something right or wrong depends on the obligations that the person has against someone else. What Aristotle and Socrates said is only a part of the whole way of thinking about what is right and wrong nowadays.
Overall… it depends 😛