About Being Right

Most of us like to be right. It’s natural. In fact, being right is so important that many of us have unwittingly substituted certitude for faith. Being right makes an assumption, however. It assumes that we actually can be. Now, it’s true that there are some things that we CAN feel right about…like it’s wrong to steal, etc. But what about the big picture? Can we really be right all…or even most…of the time?

I’ve a hunch something else is actually going on. Underneath, being ‘right’ has less to do with knowing the facts than it does about a very dangerous thing called self ‘right’-eousness. And there’s nothing right about that at all.




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2 responses to “About Being Right

  1. Very interesting thought! This is great! Ernest Hemingway said “So far, about morals, I know only that what is moral is what you feel good after and what is immoral is what you feel bad after.” Isn’t that our compass!? Our feelings. I have to wonder how does one’s conscience play into this! I once heard a man say he cheated on his wife continually. When I asked him how he could do this he said it got easier every time!

  2. I’m reminded of Shakespeare’s wisdom, “There is nothing right or wrong, but thinking makes it so.”

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