By Linda Fisher Thornton
5 More Ways to Avoid the “Rightness” Trap
The comments kept coming! Here are 5 More Ways to Avoid the “Rightness” Trap based on social media responses to Is Needing to Be “Right” Unethical? They are each illustrated here with quotes.
1. A Sense of Humor
“Humor brings insight and tolerance. Irony brings a deeper and less friendly understanding.”
“Resolve to be tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant with the weak and wrong. Sometime in your life, you will have been all of these.”
3. Authenticity (your inner voice)
“The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.”
Carl G. Jung
4. Awareness of Our Biases
“Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an awareness about ourselves.”
Carl G. Jung
“Nobody cares how much you know, until they know how much you care.”
The original September 5, 2012 post about rightness Is Needing to Be “Right” Unethical? set an all-time one-day record for the Leading in Context Blog. Perhaps readers believe, as I do, that we need to work together in ways that respect both our individuality and our connectedness. To achieve that, we will need to be always vigilant and always learning.