Would You Rather...

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Be RIGHT?
Or be HAPPY?


For the majority of my life I've opted for the former.

It seems so natural.
So justice will out.
So personal victory.
So logical.
So easy.

In the epic battles of my life I'd like to think of myself as someone that doesn't kowtow.

Someone who is Strong.
Independent.
Articulate.

But in the mental court cases of my conscience I return to this question. Wondering, is it worth sacrificing personal contentment? Does victory make me better than my opponent? And ultimately, does it matter? I'm not 100% satisfied with the latter, but maybe, just maybe, I'm starting to glimpse the significance of that option.

1 comments:

  1. I think it was Ezra Taft Benson who said, "Be right, and then be easy to live with if possible; but in that order."

    So...I think it depends on the thing you are wanting to be right about.

    For me, if it's a moral issue. That's it.

    But, I love your thought process and especially love "the mental court cases of my conscience".

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