I’m giving up… the need to be right. It’s at the core of what’s wrong with our relationships with co-workers, significant others, our community at large. It’s observable in personal conversations; TV interviews with politicians, online discussions around just about anything. Trying to prove you’re right requires too much energy, creates too much drama. Everyone likes to be right. I doubt anyone identified with their ego walks around ready to willingly admit they are wrong.
It’s a whole other thing to take action on a belief. That’s what changes the world. Less talk, more action.
One of my favorite sayings is from author and poet, Maya Angelou — “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
If that’s true, I never need to be right.