Daily Dose for the Mind

Being Right Isn’t Important; Being Happy Together Is

Every one of us has beliefs, values, and thoughts that are fundamental to us and that we cannot imagine compromising on. We believe these are irrefutably right and that everyone would agree if they came to their senses. But every once in a while we have to spend time with people who do not share our convictions.

We may clash over political views, religious beliefs, or life values. If the conversation touches on these topics, it quickly becomes an argument. No one feels they are being heard or respected, and what remains is mostly anger, confusion, and hurt.

We must ask whether it was worthwhile if we make each other feel unhappy or hurt in the name of defending our beliefs. Instead of maintaining the sanctity of our values, shouldn’t we care more about the person sitting in front of us? Isn’t it better to be happy together than to be right alone?
Trying to convince someone to adopt our views is largely the work of our ego. Even if we turn out to be right, our ego knows no satisfaction and seeks a new argument to engage in.

Excerpt From: Haemin Sunim. “The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down: How to Be Calm and Mindful in a Fast-Paced World”.

9 Comments Add yours

  1. This is so true. I can think of a few family members that would benefit from prioritizing more about caring vs. Being right.

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    1. GS says:

      Yes we all can 🙂


  2. Sivaprabha says:

    This would be adopted in our life..

    Liked by 1 person

    1. GS says:

      Yes can be done


  3. couldn’t agree more!

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    1. GS says:

      Glad you liked the post. It’s the simple things in life which amaze me.

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    1. GS says:

      Thank you for sharing.

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      1. Always a joy and pleasure to read and share your posts with followers, My Dear! Have a great day!! xoxox 😘💕🎁🌹

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