Mind / Body

Being “right”


Sof, I can think of few more damaging compulsions in this life than the need to constantly be “right.” The only time you need to be right is when you have the potential to physically or mentally damage another spirit. The amount of harm people do to themselves by constantly feeling and trying to prove how right they are is immeasurable, and mostly to their most important relationships — whether those relationships be with family and friends or colleagues and clients. The need to be right will deprive you and others of the joy of learning. It will paralyze you from making decisions or taking responsibility for your choices. So feel free to get it wrong and forgive others when they do so. Otherwise you’re imprisoning yourself and others to the worst kind of life. A boring one.