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bosun

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The following sentence is very confusing. Can you please explain what it means?

It is better to have enough ideas for some of them to be wrong than to be always right by having no ideas at all.

( especaillly I am not sure what ' for some of them to be wrong
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franorfulang

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This is a rhetorical question, to make you think about the answer. However it is not written very clearly, I agree with you.

'have enough ideas for some of them to be wrong'

This is the same as 'to have enough... for...' e.g. to have enough food for 6 people to eat

'have enough ideas for some of them to be wrong' = to have some wrong ideas, you need to have lots of ideas to begin with.

If you don't have any ideas, you will never be wrong (therefore always right). If you have lots of ideas, or enough ideas, some will be wrong.

Which is better?
 
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