I’m wrong? That can’t be right

​If Steph Curry comes out and has a bad game, we’re non-plussed. If, when Michael Schumacher was still racing, he didn’t win, we were shocked. If, when Tiger Woods was the best golfer in the world, he didn’t win the tournament, we were surprised.

These guys were (or in Steph Curry’s case, are) the best in the world at what they do. It didn’t make sense for them to not win.

Yet we’re surprised when we’re wrong. We’re surprised when we make a mistake or take the wrong decision. Why?

The best in the world are justified in being surprised at not winning. They’re that good. But we’re not. We have so much to learn, so far to go, so many things to think about. We don’t get to be surprised when we’re wrong.

In fact, we shouldn’t be surprised. We should see it coming. Of course we’re not going to be right all the time. Of course. So stop being all shocked and outraged at the imperfectness of your knowledge. By doing so, you’re only displaying how arrogant you are.

Or is your ego so inflated that you cannot stomach the fact that you’re wrong? Can you not imagine a scenario in which what you think and do is not correct? Then you, my friend, need to lower the opinion you have of yourself.