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  • Writer's pictureKeith Dussia

The Sweet Temptation of Being Right

So, you're in the middle of a heated discussion about whether pineapple belongs on pizza (it does, fight me), and you're armed with facts, figures, and a passionate heart. You could demolish your opponent's arguments with the precision of a ninja slicing through watermelons. But then, a wild thought appears: what if this is one of those times when being kind trumps being right?



Ah, the rush of being right! It's like hitting a home run, except the ball is your point, and the bat is your overwhelming need to win this argument. Who doesn't love that moment of triumph when you see the realization dawn on the other person's face that yes, you are the master of facts?
The Sweet Temptation of Being Right

The Sweet Temptation of Being Right

Ah, the rush of being right! It's like hitting a home run, except the ball is your point, and the bat is your overwhelming need to win this argument. Who doesn't love that moment of triumph when you see the realization dawn on the other person's face that yes, you are the master of facts?


But let's be real—while winning the debate on the aerodynamic properties of a frisbee might make you feel like a genius in the moment, it's not exactly the key to harmony and lifelong friendships. Turns out, people don't love having their errors showcased with flashing neon signs. Who knew?


The Art of Choosing Kindness

Opting for kindness doesn't mean you roll over and play dead whenever there's a disagreement. It's more like choosing to be the bigger person, even if you secretly know you could win that argument blindfolded, hands tied behind your back, standing on one leg. It's about saying, "Sure, Karen, let's agree to disagree," even when every fiber of your being screams that Karen is as wrong as socks with sandals.


Choosing kindness is recognizing that the world won't implode if you don't correct someone's minor factual error right this second. It's understanding that sometimes, people just need to be heard, not lectured. It's the art of biting your tongue and remembering that no one ever changed their worldview over a heated debate about the correct way to hang toilet paper.


Kindness: The Unexpected MVP

When you choose kindness over being right, you're not just avoiding unnecessary arguments; you're potentially saving relationships. It's like choosing not to tell your friend they've had spinach in their teeth all day because, well, the moment's passed, and now it's just going to be awkward for everyone involved.



In the grand scheme of things, opting for kindness makes you the real MVP. It's the difference between ending the night with a laugh or a huff, between building bridges or walls.
Kindness: The Unexpected MVP

In the grand scheme of things, opting for kindness makes you the real MVP. It's the difference between ending the night with a laugh or a huff, between building bridges or walls. Plus, let's face it, being known as the kind-hearted peacemaker has a lot more social mileage than being the undefeated champion of trivial debates.


So, the next time you're faced with the dilemma of being right or being kind, maybe give kindness a shot. After all, in a world full of Karens, be a Bob Ross: a little quirky, overwhelmingly positive, and always ready with a kind word (and maybe a happy little tree or two).


And remember, when it comes to pizza toppings, to each their own. But seriously, pineapple does belong on pizza.


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