More on mistakes
From the introduction to the book of wrong answers
The Book of Wrong Answers is being created to help us have a better relationship with how we make mistakes. In our lives we make tons of mistakes. Ordinary fools? They are shocked by mistakes. Ordinary fools are surprised when things go wrong. Ordinary fools, plan for things to work out as planned. Ordinary fools live in denial of FUBAR and Murphy’s Law.
I’ve met a lot of ordinary fools in my time, many of whom I’ve met by mistake. One such mistake was easily corrected. I attempted to go to graduate school. The first time it was at OISE -. The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. There I realized that I did not want to spend money to study artists, and try to understand what they knew. I figured that if I wanted to know what an artist knew, I would simply be one. So. I dropped out.The mistake? Thinking I needed an advanced degree to do that.
It’s not surprising I thought I needed an advanced degree or a certificate for career success. All of us live our lives being told to fit in…
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