Interesting TEDGlobal 2011 talk by Tim Harford, about how complex systems evolved from trial and error, and how the God complex holds back advancements. He makes some excellent points, such as how come schools don’t teach that sometimes there isn’t a correct answer, and that good mistakes can be beneficial.
I’ve always subscribed to the train of thought that a mistake isn’t a mistake as long as you learn from it. In fact, it’s often possible to learn more from a mistake than it is from getting something right the first time.
Here’s to making many more good mistakes in the future! Onwards!