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Truth is not only violated by falsehood; it may be equally outraged by silence.
-- Henri-Frederic Amiel
 

 

Wednesday, July 30, 1997

Being right

What is so great about being “right” that makes it worth fighting and arguing about? Being right does not put money in the bank. It does not add to the quality of your life.

Proving to someone else that you are right does nothing to help either you or them. It only injects tension into the relationship. A spirited debate, in the interest of learning and exchanging ideas, is great. But simply trying to show you’re “right", or saying “I told you so” has little value to anyone.

Let go of your attachment to being right, and suddenly your mind is more open. You’re able to benefit from the unique viewpoints of others, without being crippled by your own judgment.

We’re all different. Everyone has their own unique point of view. Every point of view has value when you take the time to thoughtfully consider it. Look for ways to accept and agree, and you open yourself to a world of possibilities.

— Ralph Marston

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