To make a judgement that we are ‘wrong’. We need to first make a value of the ‘wrongness’ of wrong. first we can look at the right/ wrong duality and say that the least of the ‘wrong’ will result in the commencement of ‘right. In other words, at the end spectrum of wrong is the beginning spectrum of right. Another perspective of it is to see right and wrong as not duality but separate and distinct entities that is mutually exclusive. So we cannot do no ‘wrong’ what we can do is to minimize the severity of the wrong, which does not necessarily correlates with right since right is right and wrong is wrong.
Once we can agree on that, we can say that the ‘thing’ we value as wrong would means that there is a potential for the value to become right or at the least, less wrong. then we can decide on the travel on the severity of the wrong. The extreme severity of the wrongness we can put as an absolution is death, then is the ultimate end, and it ends all rightness and wrongness, once you are dead, it doesn’t matter if you are wrong or right anymore.
But life isn’t always about death (although it ultimately does), so we look at a situation and if the given outcome can be improved, we can better the ends, then the original end is somewhat ‘wrong’ since we can have the potential to make it less ‘wrong’ with improvisation and knowledge. For example, if a desired result is 60/100 and if we could have made it 70/100. then the first result is ‘wrong’ with the second result being less ‘wrong’.
Ok, we have somewhat settled the value of wrong.
So what are we wrong about? My original title was ‘What if everything we do or say is wrong?’
Then we need to know what is the ‘everything’ about the doing or saying that is wrong. collectively we can look at doing and saying as one entity since it is all about a ‘verb’ a doing word. Everything on the other hand, will be a bit more challenging to describe.
So that thing we talked about can be as absolute as a grade,as used in the earlier example. We can all safely agree that 70/100 is less wrong than 60/100. My challenge here is that what if we are taking the wrong exams altogether? even getting 100/100 is still ‘wrong’?
How can that be possible? Well, logically speaking if you study economics and walk into a dance exams, failure is almost certain. A big bad wrong is as good as a guarantee.
So what happens is that if the entire world is studying economics and the exams is about dancing, we can all load up to the Titanic on a global, Earth scale.
It just dawned to me, that all these issues and problems we have, and our increasing difficulties in solutions for them, all boiled down to one thing, we all might have started off on the wrong foot, and there is, unfortunately nothing much we can do about it, the wheels of motion was started in our forefathers’ time, way back in the ice age.
What can we ‘do’ about it then? Well, it all goes back to the first two assumptions we made about the ‘wrongness’. Maybe, we will reach the end spectrum of our ‘wrongness’ and then transcend into the realm of the rightness. Or we have embarked on the path of least wrong, in the principle of the lesser of the two evil, this direction might be, after all, the least of the severity of wrong. Or we could be wrong about that too.