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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 21 2011: Form your opinion to hold water and put it to sail that's the way to travel! If you don't do it no one else will do it for you. If you are proven wrong admit it and sink it yourself, after all if it became a matter of debate there must be room for argument. Ego is unavoidable, using it as a weapon is not, it's a foundation rather than a battlement.

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