Everything about our education,

our working world,

our religions,

seem to be about “getting it right”.


Don’t mess up or you’ll get zapped.

Getting zapped is life-ending, catastrophic.

“This will go on your permanent record.”


What if it’s really about getting it wrong?

About making a mess, cleaning it up

and learning in the process.


What if we could relearn?  

What if when we got it right the first time,

we worried that we hadn’t really done the work?

And we took apart the “right answer” to find all of the wrong ones it contained?


We would be more curious, more interested, more interesting,

if we listened to Miss Frizzle:  

“Take chances.  Make Mistakes.  Get Messy.”

Free yourself to get it wrong, and you’ll be getting it right.