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16 Choose to Be Happy Over Being Right

Life can be pretty frustrating when it fails to deliver what we think it should. When our new computer software doesn’t work quite the way it was supposed to, when the waiter brings our sandwich with mayonnaise when we asked for mustard, or when the new phone service doesn’t completely deliver what we thought it promised, we may feel it is time to fight for “what we deserve!” The personal loss or the inconvenience may be relatively minor but “it’s the principle of the thing!” Inevitably, though, there is cost in terms of time, effort, and unhealthy stress from waging the battle.

At these times it’s a good idea to ask the wise question “do I want to be right or to be happy?” Sometimes being right is ...

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