Everybody who is anybody believes that they are right.
And in order for them to be right, somebody has to be wrong.
It’s a given. Two sides of every coin.
Most of us can’t argue w/ facts, so anyone who knows their facts is on pretty solid ground.
But facts can change too.
People once believed the world is flat. Well it’s not flat, it’s round.
People once believed that atoms are solid. Atoms are mostly made out of empty space.
People once believed that space travel is impossible. Now space travel is very possible.
Our world is always changing. What we hold true and to be non-debatable fact one day has the potential to be something different another day.
That is life.
So what’s the point of trying so hard to be right?
Right/Wrong thinking encourages everyone to be close minded.
“I’m right, you’re wrong. No more discussion.”
“There is only one way to do this and only I have the key.”
“You have to choose between yes/no. There is no in between.”
To be right all the time takes enormous energy and your constantly under pressure. You can’t relax or you might falter and make a mistake.
What’s so wrong with being wrong from time to time?
It proves that you are human.
Being right all the times means you are perfect.
Perfection is no fun, when its all the time.
Sometimes people are so stuck on being right that it ruins their relationship.
People are so obsessed on being so right, that they would rather lose out on a relationship.
“I don’t care if you want to leave me. You know that I’m right on this argument.”
To them being right is more important than maintaining the relationship.
Religions are famous for Right/Wrong thinking.
“I’m right. You guys are wrong.”
“Do what I say and you will prosper and go to heaven. Don’t do what I say and you will suffer and go to hell.”
“I know what I’m talking about. Everyone else doesn’t.”
In a way, religions have done a better job at alienating others then they have in including people.
People have been persecuted based on religious beliefs. Wars have been justified because of religion. Families have been separated because of religious beliefs.
I’m not saying religion is bad.
All I’m saying when you look back at the history of religion, you can’t help but wonder “Where is the love?”
What people don’t realize is that Right/Wrong thinking is responsible crimes, wars, and injustice in the world.
The Vietnamese Communists believed that they are right and that everyone is wrong. They are not open to the fact that perhaps communism isn’t good for the whole country. They won’t consider what the majority want, but only what the select few are interested in. They are closed off and nothing is up for debate.
Hitler firmly believed that he was right and everyone was wrong. He persecuted all Jews. Took over neighboring nations. Established concentration camps that de-humanized men, women, girls, and boys. It took the whole world to intervene with physical force to set Hitler in his place.
Evil happens when people always think they are right and no one every challenges them. Discussion is closed. There is only one way. Many have to suffer in order for a few to prosper.
Good happens when people are humble enough to admit that they may be wrong and they are constantly being challenged by others. Discussions are open. There can be many ways to do it and you have the option to chose the best one. Everybody works hard, but everyone also benefits.
Since right/wrong can change from moment to moment, why put so much time, energy, and effort in who is right/wrong.
If I admit that I was wrong for stealing, I allow change to happen. I admit my fault and welcome discussion on how we all can contribute to my success.
If I keep on coming up w/ excuses on why its ok to steal. Sooner or later my past catches up to me. I get into deep trouble that may be impossible to right.
Its ok to be right. Its also ok to be wrong.
Let’s just not get too obsessed about it that we become closed to what the world is trying to tell us.
My friend recently posted this on facebook, “When you’re in a freakin’ rush, all the damn traffic lights seems to be going against you! Arggg!!”
Which is both funny and true at the same time.
I think the main reason you feel it is going against you is because you want so badly for it to be green.
The longer it takes to be green, the more you feel it is resisting your wants.
The reality of the situation is that the traffic light neither likes or dislikes you. It isn’t purposely going against you today, just to annoy you.
It’s actually very fair. The moment it goes against you, it’s actually allow someone else to go. And the moment it allows you to go, it’s going against someone else who is in a rush by giving them the red light.
We just feel victimized in that moment, because we are trying so hard to get to our destination and only notice all these stupid obstacles (red lights) in our way.
There are many ways around getting frustrated at red lights …