Everyone knows a guy who always has to be right. Most people have a need to be right. Whatever they say, they want it to be true and for other people to accept it as being true. The need to be right is rooted in our culture, feeding on natural human tendencies that power many of our societal structures. The ‘being right’ approach can bring comfort, temporary superiority, and make us happy in our heads but not on the road to joy, richness in relationships, or deeper peace. I am not suggesting settling for less. But rather, it is about letting go of a divisive way of looking at things and letting go sometimes of control, winning every battle, and arguing every point in your head.
By Eram Saeed