- Codruta Marin
- United Kingdom
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Why do we always have to be right? How can we learn to accept that we aren't, while understand others?
This is very broad as a topic, but basically more and more I see people around me that are only worried about whether they are right or not. It's never so much as to share a cool idea with people, or get into a new interesting project, but much more whether they are right or not, and getting people to ''follow'' their lead. Of course, I am guilty of this trend behavior as well, and that's why it bothers me so much. It seems that when we have a belief, we are so blinded by it that we forget anything even remotely different. We just want to be right - whether that means that we're unhappy, or overworked, or ignorant - doesn't matter as much. We close up to other ideas around us that could help in everything we're doing, and we're shying away from the alternative answers from fear it won't line up with OUR opinion.
My question to you is: how can you transform yourself and people around you to be more open-minded? To inquire more, and not be afraid to admit something like ''I don't know'' or ''I don't have it all figured out yet''.
Think about religions through time and how much harm the crusades have done. Witch hunt, 9/11... the list goes on. However, Faith is inherent to human nature and a positive thing overall, but how do you believe in something without taking for granted that it's the only truth out there? And how do you say ''I don't know the ultimate answer'' without being taken for a pushover/stupid/lost?