Raise your hand if you have ever fought for something you knew was wrong…just to save face. If we’re honest, we probably all have. Say you throw an idea out during a brainstorming sesh at work and you get enough support to have your boss approve it. Then, you see that it was, actually and practically a horrible idea. Are you going to take it back to your boss and coworkers and admit that you failed, or are you going to keep arguing that it’s awesome until it completely implodes?
Some of us, who have a little more humility and a sensitive conscience, might admit we’re wrong, but we all know people (and have all, at some point, probably been those people) who will defend something…simply because it was their idea or because they endorsed it before.