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

"When we start losing our tolerance for vulnerability, uncertainty, for risk — we move away from the things we need and crave the most like joy and love and belonging, trust, empathy, creativity." — Brené Brown

We try so hard to be perfect, to never make mistakes and to avoid failure at all costs. But mistakes happen — and when they do — how do we deal with being wrong? In this episode, TED speakers look at those difficult moments in our lives, and consider why sometimes we need to make mistakes and face them head-on.

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Source: NPR [http://www.npr.org/2013/03/11/174030515/making-mistakes?ft=3&f=1003,1004,1007,1013,1014,1017,1019,1128]

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