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.