We're raised to always strive for the right answer. But can we learn more from the wrong answer?

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We're raised to always strive for the right answer. But can we learn more from the wrong answer?

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Making Mistakes

In this episode, TED speakers consider why sometimes we need to make mistakes and face them head-on.

Mistakes happen — and when they do — how do we deal with being wrong? In this episode, TED speakers look at those darker moments in our lives, and consider why sometimes we need to make mistakes and face them head-on.

A Mistake Fiona Apple

"It's about being here in the moment, accepting one another and allowing creativity to flow." - Stefon Harris Alan Klein/TED hide caption

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Are There Mistakes In Jazz?

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What's Wrong With You Jacky Terrasson
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Is Conflict Good For Progress?

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