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bighead384
01-15-2012, 01:50 PM
How often are you right?

Are you right 99% of the time? Or is it closer to 75%? Or are you some kind of jackass who is closer to the 50% range?

Also, what percentage of the time is the average person right?

Jakebert
01-15-2012, 02:35 PM
Maybe in the 75% range. Really, I try only to be opinionated about things I have some education about. For example, even though I like football, I'm usually going to keep my mouth shut in most discussions because I'm kind of dumb when it comes to it. Obviously, like most people, I'll think I'm more educated on something than I actually am, but again, that's something everyone does to some degree.

UgLy_eLf
01-21-2012, 11:34 PM
80% but nearly all of the time I dont care enough to chime in. Probably because Im a big fat vagina and afraid to be wrong or look stupid.

Omni
01-22-2012, 07:34 AM
I'm probably one of those people who're right or mostly right 70% of the time, but think they're right 90% of the time.

mrconeman
01-22-2012, 08:00 AM
Nobody can answer this question. I'd like to confront someone from this thread with the 25% percent of their opinions that are wrong, and watch them defend them as right.

You wouldn't be arguing a point if you thought it was wrong, or at least you would only argue it up to the point of being proven wrong, if it was the kind of point you could do that with, but if we're focusing on opinions here, everyone thinks they're right 100% of the time.

An interesting question none the less though.

Llamas
01-22-2012, 09:30 AM
It really is impossible to answer this question. A better question might be "how often are you proven wrong?", because unless you're proven wrong, you surely go on thinking you were right. A lot of people also don't accept that they're wrong even afterward. And a lot of who's right/wrong arguments are totally subjective. So this is really impossible to answer.

Also depends on topics, as well. I'm wrong about politics far more often than I'm wrong about English pronunciation. As a result, people don't ask me about politics as often as they do English pronunciation. That gives me a higher chance of being right.

bighead384
01-25-2012, 05:16 PM
It really is impossible to answer this question. A better question might be "how often are you proven wrong?", because unless you're proven wrong, you surely go on thinking you were right.

Good point. I wish I had changed the title of the thread now.

There's being right about everyday life things - like what time you ought to leave the house in order to be at the sports stadium for the game on time. And then there's things that are much harder to verify, like a whether or not a certain political policy is the most effective.

When it comes to being right about the decisions one makes in everyday life, I'm a bit of a jackass, as many people here might imagine. I'm definitely not one of the worst people though. On one hand, I take great care to notice little tips that aid in decisions like this. But on the other hand, I have a certain proneness to missing vital details, which I attribute to simply being a "spaced out" type of person.

T-6005
01-26-2012, 12:20 AM
That's bullshit. I'm right just about all the time. The vicinity of 95% sounds about right, if a little low. I'm right because I don't like to venture opinions before I've had a chance to know what I'm talking about, because I don't think people should be involved if they aren't informed, because no one should truly engage if they aren't willing to learn from potential errors, and because I'm just a terrifyingly smart guy with a wide range of interests and a tendency for ironclad debate.

I'm right because I know the facts. I'm right because I write the facts, because I collect the facts, because I juggle them. I'm right because when you have the facts, you can't be wrong, despite who collected them. You can't be weak if it's a fact, and when you know the fact, you know the truth. That's how it works.

Last year, I was 100% right on the speed of light being the top speed of the universe. This year, I'm 100% right in not knowing. It's beautiful to be right all the time. You should all try it sometime.

What more could you want in a potential life partner than someone who will consistently and persistently put you down and aggressively bring the truth into your face and personal space, really?

Can't think of a single god damned thing.

Omni
01-26-2012, 10:47 AM
Lots of crap demagogy. It's an identical question. If you know how many times you've been proven wrong, you know what percentage of the time you were right. The point you are trying to make is that it's difficult to guess, people are not going to investigate or make a sample of their decisions


So you're saying it's entirely impossible to walk around with an incorrect belief and never have it challenged by a conflicting fact, or to never engage in debate with someone knowledgeable enough to prove you wrong? What if you're wrong, but it's yet to be proven? It's not at all the same question. Even if you're unaware that you're wrong, you're still secretly wrong.


LOL. Wow, lots of crap again. So, you suck at politics and now you are trying to improve your percentage by not including politics?

By never having a conversation with someone who is more of an authority on politics due to her lack of knowledge, she can secretly be wrong without knowing it. She's wrong regardless, but her winning percentage is padded with the lack of someone to expose it.



Train your logic llamas. :)

Just dumb.

Isolated Fury
01-26-2012, 11:04 AM
If hating this thread is wrong, I don't want to be right 100% of the time.

bighead384
01-27-2012, 10:05 AM
That's bullshit. I'm right just about all the time. The vicinity of 95% sounds about right, if a little low. I'm right because I don't like to venture opinions before I've had a chance to know what I'm talking about, because I don't think people should be involved if they aren't informed, because no one should truly engage if they aren't willing to learn from potential errors, and because I'm just a terrifyingly smart guy with a wide range of interests and a tendency for ironclad debate.

I'm right because I know the facts. I'm right because I write the facts, because I collect the facts, because I juggle them. I'm right because when you have the facts, you can't be wrong, despite who collected them. You can't be weak if it's a fact, and when you know the fact, you know the truth. That's how it works.

Last year, I was 100% right on the speed of light being the top speed of the universe. This year, I'm 100% right in not knowing. It's beautiful to be right all the time. You should all try it sometime.

What more could you want in a potential life partner than someone who will consistently and persistently put you down and aggressively bring the truth into your face and personal space, really?

Can't think of a single god damned thing.
I don't quite get this. I mean, you can try to stick to fact based conclusions, but eventually there are some judgement calls to make as far as what conclusions the draw, and which facts are necessary to arrive at a proper conclusion.

I'm guessing you've had trouble in relationships with this mentality before, although obviously you're aware that it's a problem.

T-6005
01-27-2012, 10:18 PM
It was a joke, bighead. On the malleability of the truth.

Llamas
01-28-2012, 12:47 PM
Lots of crap demagogy. It's an identical question. If you know how many times you've been proven wrong, you know what percentage of the time you were right.
That's just simply not true. It entirely depends on what kinds of people you surround yourself with. I've met ignorant people who surround themselves with more ignorant people. They can stand around and say the holocaust was a conspiracy and so was the moon landing all day long and nobody will argue with them or prove them wrong. They can even say that 15 times 4 is 70 and think they're right about everything. How are they gonna know they're wrong? They don't seek out the truth.

I've also seen a fairly smart person surround themselves with a bunch of super smart people. This person thinks they have a much higher percentage of being wrong because the super smart people correct them super often, and they absorb that and don't keep track of how many times they're right.

Definitely NOT an identical question.


LOL. Wow, lots of crap again. So, you suck at politics and now you are trying to improve your percentage by not including politics? Be careful what you are saying. You didn't express yourself clearly. It doesn't give you a higher chance of being right. It's just that your percentage of being right is higher in pronounciation.

You totally misunderstood what I wrote there. If I never talk about politics, and nobody ever asks me about politics, then obviously I'm right more often than I would be if I always talked about politics. How do you not get that?

Also "train your logic" makes no sense.


So you're saying it's entirely impossible to walk around with an incorrect belief and never have it challenged by a conflicting fact, or to never engage in debate with someone knowledgeable enough to prove you wrong? What if you're wrong, but it's yet to be proven? It's not at all the same question. Even if you're unaware that you're wrong, you're still secretly wrong.



By never having a conversation with someone who is more of an authority on politics due to her lack of knowledge, she can secretly be wrong without knowing it. She's wrong regardless, but her winning percentage is padded with the lack of someone to expose it.




Just dumb.

Heh, basically what I said... but I wrote my post before I read this :) Thanks, I agree completely.


I don't quite get this. I mean, you can try to stick to fact based conclusions, but eventually there are some judgement calls to make as far as what conclusions the draw, and which facts are necessary to arrive at a proper conclusion.

I'm guessing you've had trouble in relationships with this mentality before, although obviously you're aware that it's a problem.

lol I don't think T's post was serious, bighead... wtf

bighead384
01-29-2012, 07:43 AM
It was a joke, bighead. On the malleability of the truth.

It's so fucking obvious now that I go back and read it. I know that did cross my mind at one point. What was I thinking?!?!?!

jacknife737
02-06-2012, 06:11 AM
This is pretty much entirely impossible to quantify, no?

Since you're hardly an impartial referee in this matter, you'll never get an accurate gauge. Not to mention, a lot of topics in daily conversation are based around subjective opinions, rather then "right or wrong" answers.

killer_queen
02-07-2012, 03:41 PM
I must be wrong most of the time because of jumping into arguments without spending a good deal of time to think which idea I am supporting or collecting data about the subject. You can see me madly defending idea one week and sticking up with a completely opposite one the other. Luckily I'm a great manipulator and people around me are kind of idiots, it makes me look like someone who is right all the time.

yarock
02-07-2012, 04:00 PM
About deciding things, I can say maybe 70 percent of time. When debating with friends I always insist that there's no such right especially when discussing political or religious matters, unless you're proven ridiculously wrong. Which I find more interesting is I can't agree with anybody on anything about those stuff. During a 3 vs. 3 argument last time I started picking on one person, it turned out to a point that I found myself against five people.

Hey Man Where's Everybody
02-09-2012, 12:09 AM
Always. Always percent.

Lord Phidias
02-09-2012, 12:52 AM
People here says you are never right, Bighead. So... are you? Can you provide proof of your rightfulness, if that's even the word?