The problem with this non-stop desire to be right is that is does not lead to happiness. Yes, we are right. Very right. The weather is icy and cold. We get to be better than the weather by being correct and it is wrong. This is really very funny when you think of it. But that is the automatic-pilot nature of the ego mind.
So if you can say, “I am wrong. I made a mistake,” that shows you have risen above the automatic tendency of the ego-mind to always be right. Instead of showing weakness, you are showing strength. And then again, maybe a mistake is not a mistake after all. Thomas Edison said, after 10,000 failed attempts at creating the light bulb, “I haven’t failed. I just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”