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single22-Apr-2017personal experienceBiggles Bronze Star Survey Creator unsorted23158.7%


Do you ever regret being right?

1Yes, this happen to me often
4Yes, this happens to me sometimes
8Yes, this happens to me occasionally
0Yes, this has happened to me once
3I'm not sure if this happens to me
3This never happens to me
0Other answer

posted 23-Apr-2017 9:10am  
To a degree, yes. Part of me would be happy to be neither right nor wrong, but only a part: I think we are all multi-layered.
Biggles Bronze Star Survey Creator
posted 23-Apr-2017 10:48am  
Regret is probably the wrong word but sometimes I would rather I wasn't right. This survey is inspired by a situation that happens to me often at work. My clinical knowledge and experience leads me to suspect a sinister underlying diagnosis. I arrange the appropriate investigation and find out I was right. On the one hand, it is satisfying to have put the pieces of the puzzle together. On the other hand, I would often have preferred to have been wrong (as, of course, I am sometimes).

This week, a man came to me with a skin infection and the expectation that he'd be fine after a week or two of antibiotics. He'll be leaving me with a diagnosis of lung cancer and probably less than a year to live. He's a lovely man, and I would very much like to have been wrong.
bill Bronze Star Survey Creator
posted 23-Apr-2017 4:59pm  
Not sure. I think I'm prone to having more than one opinion or impression of what might be right. Also, I forget details later. So, it's hard to say if I was right later.
Enheduanna Survey Central Subscriber
posted 25-Apr-2017 12:01pm  
posted 25-Apr-2017 3:54pm  
Never ever happens to me
posted 26-Apr-2017 11:55pm  
I've wished I wasn't right about something, but not regret... there must be a word for this feeling, but I can't think of it.
posted 27-Apr-2017 4:30am  
I like kids
posted 21-May-2017 2:35pm  
No regrets!
they Survey Central Subscriber Bronze Star Survey Creator
posted 26-Jun-2017 7:13pm  
LOL. I don't know. I think there might be something to the whole 'ignorance is bliss' thing.
posted 18-Jul-2017 5:14pm  
Yes sometimes

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