& Thales' Press: Ain’t I Got a Right to be Wrong?

Saturday, June 02, 2012

Ain’t I Got a Right to be Wrong?

When the words came tumbling out of my mouth,
I felt it all goin’ south,
But I kept on talkin’
‘Til you started walking.
Now I’m trying to dig my way out.
Ain’t I got a right to be wrong?
I was a whiz kid in college. You know, the kind of kid my professors wanted to whiz on. The reason: I was quick to argue, often too quick. College presented a very competitive environment to me. Rather than learn from others who actually knew better and had something to teach me, I often let myself get caught in the trap of thinking that competitive posturing would advance my career. I know now that never happens in the business environment among mature adults, but in the mind of a sophomore engineering student surrounded by thousands of people all competing for grades and corporate placement, winning seemed like a fine goal to have in mind.  #winning

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