Having Conviction

Is it better to have conviction and be wrong or have no conviction? 

This is an interesting and important question to me. My answer has definitely evolved, but for now, I answer it in a few parts: 

The first is that conviction, in today's world, is rare and important. 

The problem, however, is that when we encourage conviction, we often get a lot of people who possess conviction, but are wrong about it. 

We get a lot of "fakes" out there who really do not have tons of technical experience/exposure to different things.

Fake professionals. 

So what is better? 

I am not sure about this answer. What do you think? 

I think that strong opinions weakly held are best. 

I try to ground my perspective in facts rather than ego and fluff. 

This can be really hard, and most of us fail at it, but it is something I am working towards.