Is that ok/true?

Bucharest, Romania
November 29, 2015 5:14am CST
In one of my previous discussions on myLot there was a person that told me that most people don't really care that much about being right. In other words they are not interested in being right over the other ones being wrong? Is that true? Is that how things should be? She also told me that I should also not care about being right that much. Should I take her advice?
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@Rollo1 (16685)
• Boston, Massachusetts
29 Nov 15
I love being right,. That's why I am never wrong. But we have to decide when it is better to be right or when it is more important to be kind.
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• Bucharest, Romania
29 Nov 15
Personally I can't say that I am obsessed with being right. It is nice to be right but not a bliss, if I may say so. But I won't be kind over the truth. I won't remove the truth out of the equation so that the person that I am talking to will feel good about herself/himself
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@Hatley (164450)
• Garden Grove, California
30 Nov 15
@Cristi_Ichim you can be kind but truthful in that you tell som eone the truth but you do not have to add or suggest the otherpersion is st upid or d umb you can tell the truth and still be kind about it wh y ju kp allover someone else about some truth?
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• Bucharest, Romania
30 Nov 15
@Hatley Indeed I can be kind too. I never denied that.
@mysdianait (64148)
• Italy
29 Nov 15
An opinion is not always right or wrong. The important thing is to have one - in my opinion.
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• Bucharest, Romania
29 Nov 15
That is only valid for relative stuff not for absolute stuff.
@Bluedoll (17039)
• Canada
29 Nov 15
I looked in What is this number and didn't see it. Looked also over to Why is there Jealousy and didn't get all you wrote here. Where is discussion? Just wondering, not important. Being right or wrong depends on the discussion I suppose.
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@Bluedoll (17039)
• Canada
29 Nov 15
@Cristi_Ichim In my opinion all posts are editorials. That is they are author generated opinions. The exception is in the use of quotes. To answer the question here "Is it okay to write strongly about what we feel is right?" I think that is what the question being presented in this post. I would say yes do write about what you think is right. However, in interaction we need to consider what the other persons opinion is. I'm not considering the topic of the post you linked to but only one sentence in it. You wrote: Well you surely are not comfortable but you pretend that you are so that you can get over with this. I think statements like those above remove themselves from the topic. I say present your arguments concerning the topic but leave out the person you are interacting with in the arguments. This is a choice we all can make. That statement brings the person into the topic on a personal level. In doing so you are no longer judging the topics idea of what is right or wrong but whether the "person" is right or wrong, evil or good etc. It is simply a matter of wording.
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• Bucharest, Romania
29 Nov 15
@Bluedoll Well I did bring arguments to support my claim/statement. Arguments that really had nothing to do with the other person but simply had to do with the elementary level of logic. But she was the first one to bring it down to a personal level and I accepted that and went on a personal level with her.
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• Bucharest, Romania
29 Nov 15
@Bluedoll Btw, not everything is opinion, Kate. If I were to say "this thing is a circle" and you say "no, it is not a circle, it is a square", it is impossible for both of us to be right. One of us has to be wrong. A geometrical figure cannot be a circle and a square at the same time.
@Hatley (164450)
• Garden Grove, California
30 Nov 15
that is just that person's op inion it is not necessarily true at all I think we should tr y to do things right byt not get uptight while]do ing it as there are alwa ys several right ways o do most anything,.We each have our own opinions and thats just fine.