On being “right”

Thinking you are right is the fastest way to enter a power struggle.

Once in a power struggle, there’s always a winner or loser. Or one party decides passive-aggressively to be magnanimous while holding on to a grudge.

Your assuredness cannot help but become an interpersonal conflict, which means it was never about converting or enlightening people but about alienating them.

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