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Old 08-13-2012, 05:29 PM   #1
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I welcome it. If I am wrong, I would be more than happy for someone to tell me. I tell my friend his "favorite" music store isn't called "Concert" it is called "Conser" so when he is bragging about the $25 guitar strings on his axe that he doesn't even know how to play, he will only look like half as much as a philistine. Then, there is a girl I know who's every other status update is about the top dollar college she is in and I just corrected her on "their there and they're" and she went apeshit.

Why is it soo difficult to admit to being wrong about something?

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Because you touch yourself at night
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Because most people think their **** don't stink
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god when will this goober stop making threads
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Clearly you are in the same boat. If you are willing to argue the point you are unwilling to admit that you could be wrong. Even though you probably aren't...

Something I learned a long time ago is that your life will be a lost easier and people will be much happier around you if you don't feel the need to argue irrelevant points/facts. Hell even if you do convince them that you are right and they are wrong they are still going to think you are a ***** in the back of their head.

Smile, nod, repeat. Unless it really matters, and it almost never does.
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Old 08-13-2012, 05:41 PM   #7
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i have a roommate who is NEVER wrong, and cannot be corrected.

nice guy, but is under the assumption he knows everything about evertyhing. i love busting out my phone and googling whatever the conversation is and citing sources. usually ends with something like "well....that's probably wrong then, cause i heard from such and such that such and such"....and me rolling my eyes.
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Clearly you are in the same boat. If you are willing to argue the point you are unwilling to admit that you could be wrong. Even though you probably aren't...

Something I learned a long time ago is that your life will be a lost easier and people will be much happier around you if you don't feel the need to argue irrelevant points/facts. Hell even if you do convince them that you are right and they are wrong they are still going to think you are a ***** in the back of their head.

Smile, nod, repeat. Unless it really matters, and it almost never does.
I'm okay with it. If someone says I am wrong, I don't throw a temper tantrum about it. I know I'm not perfect. There is no need to be hostile over someone trying to preserve your credibility so you actually come off as someone who knows what they are talking about.

Really, are you going to trust someone to fix your car when they say it has a 'V4' engine, the 'Cadillac' converter is broken, and the 'breaks' are bad?
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Old 08-13-2012, 05:51 PM   #9
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I dont know man, but I'm one of the few people who has learned to not give a **** and to set ego aside. I started young..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5uWfwqunLo Also I have a gf who's a freak so I really dont care about anyone or anything.

Its a bad habit, that will destroy mankind someday.
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Old 08-13-2012, 06:01 PM   #10
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because exhaust back pressure adds 1-5 hpsssssssssssssssssssssssssss
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Old 08-13-2012, 06:19 PM   #11
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because exhaust back pressure adds 1-5 hpsssssssssssssssssssssssssss
I was recently corrected on that, as long as you get a tune on open headers, you will actually gain power from doing so.
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Old 08-13-2012, 06:38 PM   #12
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I've found that these folks who don't like to be corrected will usually make a fool of themselves because of their ignorance. That makes me lol and is much more satisfying than anything else. There can only be one know-it-all and it's better to take the high road, let these folk down easy, and roll your eyes.
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Old 08-13-2012, 06:53 PM   #13
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Clearly you are in the same boat. If you are willing to argue the point you are unwilling to admit that you could be wrong. Even though you probably aren't...

Something I learned a long time ago is that your life will be a lost easier and people will be much happier around you if you don't feel the need to argue irrelevant points/facts. Hell even if you do convince them that you are right and they are wrong they are still going to think you are a ***** in the back of their head.

Smile, nod, repeat. Unless it really matters, and it almost never does.
Could not have said it better. x50billion
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Old 08-13-2012, 08:15 PM   #14
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I think a more important question is why do you feel the need to correct someone?
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Old 08-13-2012, 11:19 PM   #15
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You mean how people think it's ok to call a 96-98 Civic an EK, when there is no such thing in the U.S?
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Old 08-13-2012, 11:27 PM   #16
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Some people don't like being corrreted, and/or admiting they are wrong.

If i'm wrong, I'm wrong, correct me. I have problem admiting I am wrong.
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Old 08-13-2012, 11:29 PM   #17
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You mean how people think it's ?k to call a 96-98 Civic an EK, when there is no such thing in the U.S?
It's not just a 96-98 thing, It's ALL of 96-00.

I'm fine with people useing it when makeing a general statement about the 96-00 body style, but it get anoying when they say " my EK is missing, how do I fix it?"

OR, here's my EK9, click on it, and it's ****ing coupe.
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Old 08-13-2012, 11:32 PM   #18
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people do not hate being corrected.
you are wrong about it.
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Old 08-13-2012, 11:39 PM   #19
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I welcome it. If I am wrong, I would be more than happy for someone to tell me. I tell my friend his "favorite" music store isn't called "Concert" it is called "Consor" so when he is bragging about the $25 guitar strings on his axe that he doesn't even know how to play, he will only look like half as much as a philistine. Then, there is a girl I know who's every other status update is about the top dollar college she is in and I just corrected her on "their there and they're" and she went apeshit.

Why is it soo difficult to admit to being wrong about something?
Most people won't get offended or act defensively about being corrected if you do it in a constructive way. If I make a mistake I don't mind being corrected or told I'm wrong, unless the person is doing it purposely to be an ******* or prove they are superior.
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Old 08-13-2012, 11:44 PM   #20
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because

shut up you're wrong!
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because i know everything
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Old 08-14-2012, 12:21 AM   #23
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Except proper capitalization and punctuation, obviously.
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Old 08-14-2012, 11:00 AM   #25
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I think a more important question is why do you feel the need to correct someone?
It goes back to my friend with his guitar strings. The music store he likes to get them from a pretty well known place called "Conser Music." He will battle to the death that it is called "Concert." Ever if you pull up in the parking lot and point at the sign, he will still be like "No dude, it isn't Conser, it's Concert." On top of that, he buys the really expensive strings, owns 3 guitars, and can't even play but a few power chords. I want to correct him because he is my friend and I don't want people to think he is an idiot. Know what you are talking about, or don't talk about it.
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