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Being right or being happy?


If you had to make a choice between being right (having proven yourself to have the best arguments) or being happy, which would you choose? Why? Can you illustrate by example? Thanks

 

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    Queirdkus Ω Ibidem (Quirinus) 4 years ago

    Thank you for your example, midget38. Sometimes it makes one wonder when/how can it be possible for disagreeing parties to first understand (the other person) than seek to be understood. Stephen Covey mentioned about the value of this habit.


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    Queirdkus Ω Ibidem (Quirinus) 4 years ago

    Agreed, right/wrong may actually be relative to a number of things, e.g. the point of view. Which leads to the thought that a point of view can be influenced by the words used to represent it, which only approximates the actual fact.

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    Queirdkus Ω Ibidem (Quirinus) 4 years ago

    I just came from commenting on newcalendar's answer, then what do I see? We're thinking the same thoughts. Awesome! As I mentioned in my welcome page, I am a sucker for synchronicity. Thanks, loveofnight.

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    Queirdkus Ω Ibidem (Quirinus) 4 years ago

    We share the same experience. I can absolutely understand where you're coming from. I need to consciously refrain from speaking my mind, to keep the peace. Sometimes I get lucky and my friend by him/herself eventually discerns what is right.


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    Queirdkus Ω Ibidem (Quirinus) 4 years ago

    Agree, Holisticity. Getting as much of a complete picture before making a stand, to factor everything and EVERYONE in as much as possible is important. It takes some discernment though to be able to gather straight facts. Thanks


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    Queirdkus Ω Ibidem (Quirinus) 4 years ago

    Thanks, CJ. Gives me food for thought. You are right about wisdom. Lonely sages have a rich inner life that require no external affirmation to provide for happiness.