Being right is so overrated, especially when it comes at the expense of basic human kindness. Inherent in the need to be right is the desire to put ourselves above others, to make them wrong in order to appease our own insecurities and our ego’s need to be perfect.
We can’t always agree with each other, nor should we always try to. That doesn’t mean everyone who disagrees with us is wrong, or that we’re always right. There’s so much to learn from the ideas and opinions of others when we stay open to listening to them. When we give up the need to be right, we communicate and listen on a deeper level, with more understanding and acceptance, and with less judgement and resistance.
The next time we feel ourselves pressing to make our point and needing to be right, let’s take a moment to remember that being right is not the goal.