Being Right Vs. Happy

In today’s society everything is about being right.  Get the right answer win a million dollars.  Success seems to revolve around perfection.  People’s values are wrapped around the idea of being right.  The ironic thing about being right is that as soon as someone is correct about one topic, the next day it can be found to be untrue. 

All of this to ask, “is being right always right?”  Do we at times sacrifice our happiness in relationships and with ourselves for the pursuit of righteousness?  Just something to think about.  Now I’m not saying overindulge or place yourself in precarious situations.  What I am asking is that the next time you decide to keep fighting about a topic because you know you are right to ask yourself, “Is it really worth mine or their happiness at this moment and/or long-term to be right?”