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Valerie Netto

Horse Trainer Riding Instructor, American Riding Instructors Association

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How would we treat each other if we were not controlled by a need to be right?

We all have areas of life that we are passionate about like religion, politics and horse training. We all think we are right, marriages end, families are torn apart and through history we have died trying to prove it. Why, and if the saying "would you rather be right or would you rather be happy" appeals to so many of us why do we cling so tenaciously to the need to be right? HINT:
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Topics: polotics religion

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    Dec 13 2011: according to creation, we are all made with the inherent tendency to do whats right. This is also known as the conscience. The same way a resting magnet points to the north is the same way an unaltered person is willing to do what we consider as right based on our inborn judge- the conscience.

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