I sometimes wish I understood why people feel the need to be right ALL the time: that’s the point of being human- you’re very often NOT right, you make mistakes left and right, and you learn from that…or you should.
I guess thinking you need to be right is a lot of pressure and would ultimately make life harder because every decision needs to be ‘right’ in your mind. So I do have some empathy for the condition, but how can you let anyone else in if you live like that?
Someone in my life made a good point once that made sense at the time. He said, “You think one way because you believe it’s the right way.”
In my life now, I know that life is a lot more complicated than that. I’m not saying I sway my beliefs or feelings because of what other people say or do, but I do want certain people in my life to stay and in order to do that, I compromise. I also want my life to be a certain way, so in order to do that, I compromise.
Staying true to who you are and what you believe does NOT correlate with needing to be right. Needing to be right pushes you further from who are and who you are meant to become. So, I say, take a chance at being wrong. Be vulnerable. Be human!