Monday, April 18, 2011

Who's Right?

We all believe we are right. We are right about our beliefs or about the way we raise our kids or how to pronounce tomato. In essence everybody is right. Whatever works for you and your family is right.

I'm sure everyone has had the experience of someone trying to sway you from your ways, ideas, or thoughts to their ideas, ways, or thoughts. While it is good to keep an open mind and open ear, most of us prefer the comfort zone of sticking to our own story.

We believe that the way we do it is the best way and if we could just get everyone else to see/do it that way then we would all be on the same level. Well, that's just it. We are not all on the same level. We each have different life experiences and goals that require us to think and believe in certain ways...some of us just choose to go about things in more arduous ways.

What is it about human kind that believes he is always right. Hubby claims it to be the ego. Most probably he is right but that's a whole other blog.

I think we also tend to attract and want to be around those people who have close to the same beliefs and thoughts that we do. It takes a rare sort of relationship that can endure totally opposing ideas or goals.

I'm not innocent. I'm sure at one point or another that I have tried to sway someone to my beliefs. I think that because it works for me that it will work for someone else. It's like trying to convince a size 13 person they can fit into a size 10 pair of jeans. They probably can, but it won't be a comfortable fit.

My goal is to just accept the way people live their lives as just that...their life. If they ask for my opinion or help I will give it - otherwise they are on their own and I will just sit back and watch their self destruction...just kidding. :-)

Each day I am trying to accept that there are many ways of thinking and doing things. My way does not necessarily mean the right way it's just my way. That's my story and I'm stickin' to it.


  1. Meant in the most serious way -- Amen!!!!

  2. I like that. Whatever happened to the era where people politely disagreed with each other, scheduled a duel, and dealt with it? ;-)

    In some ways, though, that's much simpler than the way things are now....