Have you ever noticed the human tendency is to be right at the expense of being happy?
A classic example is loading the dishwasher. The way I load the dishwasher is right (I am right) and the way others (my spouse) load it is wrong (he is wrong). When others do not load it right it causes annoyance, frustration and maybe even anger.
I am sacrificing my happiness every time I open the dishwasher so I can be right.
I noticed this is prevalent in other areas of my life too, especially around religion.
Since having my faith transition, I have started to ask – maybe is is actually better to be happy than to be right? This does not mean that you stop or start believing certain things, but it might mean that you do not require others to believe the same things, or want them to act the same way you act.
Loading the dishwasher doesn’t need to cause strain in my marriage if I choose to let my spouse load it however he chooses and I don’t let it bother me or nag him. Maybe a faith transition can be like loading the dishwasher. It doesn’t need to cause strain in my marriage if I choose to let my spouse live life however he chooses and I don’t let it bother me or nag him.
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