In the United States, March 15th is also National Everything You Think is Wrong Day. It’s meant to be a humorous “holiday” that encourages people to question their assumptions and think outside the box.
What’s the history of Everything You Think Is Wrong Day?
National Everything You Think is Wrong Day appears to have been created to encourage people to question their assumptions and challenge their beliefs. Or maybe it’s just an elaborate troll.
Sadly, the origins of National Everything You Think is Wrong Day are unclear. It is believed to have started in the U.S., since that’s where it typically appears on humorous calendars (such as the annual Grumpy Cat calendar). But it appears more countries have picked it up in the last few decades. (That’s a bit ironic since most people tend to believe they’re right all the time these days!)
Believe it or not, the “national day” actually gained popularity back in the 1970s and 1980s. Some believe it was a way to encourage creativity and innovation – more of a “think outside the box” day.
How to “celebrate”
On National Everything You Think is Wrong Day, people are encouraged to take a step back and examine their assumptions and beliefs.
If you want to “celebrate,” ask questions and consider new perspectives, even if they seem unconventional or unpopular. (Just remember, it’s not National Conspiracy Theory Day!)
While this national day seems silly, it has a serious message. It encourages people to question information and opinions and think critically about the world around them. This is something we all try to do, but don’t always have time for when it comes to every little bit of information.
Perhaps you can let this be a reminder that sometimes the most innovative ideas come from thinking differently.
Some people use the day to engage in creative brainstorming sessions. Others use the “holiday” as an opportunity to challenge themselves and try something that they previously thought was impossible.
Maybe you’ve always thought cooking a certain dish was too hard for you, and you can use this day to prove yourself wrong!