Monday, September 27, 2010
(43-62) So HAPPY To Be Wrong!!
Now in my particular case, since it was a matter of documentation and not communication, it was just that I misunderstood the situation and then the people who should have explained it to me; perpetuated the misunderstanding. But today someone finally explained the matter very clearly and precisely and the hugest weight was lifted off of my shoulders; and the birds chirped and the sun shine (or was it shone)and ALL was right with the world. I can sincerely say that I have never been this happy nor has it ever felt this good to be wrong before.
I know that it's difficult for some people to admit when they're wrong; just as I wrote in "The Dirty Word," that some individuals have trouble saying "no." But since none of us are perfect; should it really be that tough to just admit it when we've made a mistake? EVERYONE gets confused from time to time. Anyone can make a blunder, slip up, or err once in a while; so for (say it with me) "The greater good;" wouldn't it just be that much less stressful and that much more pleasant if people could just own up to being incorrect if they are? I know that pride often stands in people's way; but I for one, want to live harmoniously and with as little stress as possible, so I will gladly acknowledge being inaccurate or misinformed, if I know I am / was.
It's true that the way I was wrong about my documentation, harmed no one but Luis and I. It caused us stress, and worry, in a different way than what I'm referring to in my advice for the greater good; but I think my point is that sometimes it feels good to know that you were wrong about something. I can say that we definitely would have not been this happy if I was "RIGHT" about the records in question. Just as if I suspected I was ill, I wouldn't want to be "Right" about that. Sometimes being wrong can be a good thing. And sometimes admitting when you're wrong can be a great thing.
Till next time...
Queen of EVERYTHING