Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Too Proud

We are all too proud these days. I see people throwing away life, long relationships because they would rather be right and not “give in,” then to keep the relationship. There is some sort of strange stigma that exists. What is the big deal in apologizing? Why are we all too proud to apologize when we are wrong? What are we trying to prove? We ruin friendships in a futile need to be right. We ask, “why should I have to be the one to ________?”. We lose sight of what is truly important and focus on proving points that are barely remembered down the road. Let me be the first to say:
I make mistakes all the time.
I am stubborn.
I can be selfish
I see things my way and can be difficult to convince differently.
I am wrong on many occasions.
I can learn from you.
Isn’t it funny that as I write these things, I feel the need to write little disclaimers next to each one. It’s hard to admit these things about ourselves but you can’t grow, if you don’t see that you need water.
If nothing else, always remember, being right can be very lonely

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