Why is it so annoying when we’re proved wrong? For example, you know when you’re in an active argument, and you realize in an instant that the other person is right? It’s irritating. Sometimes you just keep arguing for the sake of it. I heard somewhere that being proved wrong often sparks a similar response in your mind to feeling real pain. Sounds about right. It’s difficult to admit you’re wrong, but maybe that’s what’s most important. Or something. Being wrong is tough. However, it might actually be the most important part of learning.