Successful Relationships Reading Corner
This week, we said be loving today – you can be right tomorrow. These articles look at some of the many facets of this statement.
Why Is It So Important to Be Right? “One of the most prevalent—and damaging—themes in our culture is the need to be right. It’s one of those essential memes that we take for granted. It is so deeply embedded in our belief system and in the collective psyche that we never even pause to consider it. It would really serve us to inquire why it is so compelling. Before we begin to look at that, let’s just reflect on how it impacts our lives.”
How To Let Go Of Your Need To Be Right All The Time “The need to be right can be harmful to personal and professional relationships, but how? People who feel like they are always right tend to not be good listeners. They don’t need to hear anything about what anyone else has to say about the matter because they already know what the answer is – whatever they know it to be. That’s harmful because it may prevent you from seeing and fixing small problems before they become major, and major problems before they become catastrophic.”
Why do we need to be right? “One of the most prevalent phenomena in our collective psyche is the need to be right. Pundits debate their views of climate change and political conflicts on television, we have arguments with friends as to who said what, and we often triumphantly proclaim: ‘I told you so!’”