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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 22 2011: I love being wrong and I love being right! this is the only way to learn and teach, listen and converse. Great topic!!
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      Dec 22 2011: Interesting that you claim "the only way to learn" is through "rightness". Children learn at a super rate before the ego appears. Being right is an Ego Need...

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