Very right but not so kind ...

@ruperto (1552)
Philippines
October 10, 2010 5:56pm CST
It seems the universal best practice is to be kind even when we feel like (angrily) asserting what is right ... Wayne Dyer suggests: "If you can be right or you can be kind, choose kind." That seems to have a more profound meaning when we believe that we are all meant to be instruments of giving - of kindness ... Though perhaps when there is more at stake, it may be fine to be unkind - just be right. For instance, when a Senator DS angrily points out wrong being done, in the hope of exposing it toward stopping it ... This seems to be an exception. What do you think?
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@amoyube1980 (2233)
• Somalia
11 Oct 10
Even Jesus got angry when he show that the temple of YHW was being desecrated. What "If you can be right or you can be kind, choose kind" is asking us is to turn or blind side to whatever is wrong if it will hurt another person. But sometimes being kind in situations when wrong is being done could bring more bad news in the long run.
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@ruperto (1552)
• Philippines
12 Oct 10
So it seems Jesus suggests that if the reasons are big enough, we can be unkind ... What do you think ?
• Somalia
12 Oct 10
By unkind meaning even if you will hurt the other person by telling the truth, then yes.
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@ruperto (1552)
• Philippines
15 Oct 10
It seems to justify that I can continue to think highly of a person even if he or she manifests anger due to asserting what is right for the common good. What do you think ?
@picjim (3003)
• India
11 Oct 10
These words convey a deep and excellent meaning.Wayne was right when he said choose kindness over being right.What he meant was instead of asserting what we feel is right we ought to be a bit kind by allowing the other to have his way over small matters.As far as a lawmaker goes he has to fight for the right as many will be effected if we allow wrong to continue.
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@ruperto (1552)
• Philippines
12 Oct 10
It does seem to suggest that our leaders who choose not to be kind in order to make a better life for all concerned are really sacrificing their own peace on mind for the common good ... What do you think ?