"It is more important to do right than it is to be right."--Anonymous
At first glance, this quote appears to be mundane, prosaic. The more I ponder it, though, the more I realize the power of it.
How many of us must be right in every situation? How many of us defend our position to the death? I have done it. (Ask my husband.) So certain am I of my "rightness," that I sacrifice good feelings and relationships in my need to prove that I am right.
How much happier I would be if I spent my time doing right. Doing right means a myriad of things. Doing right means putting another's needs above my own. Doing right means sacrifice. Doing right means having the humility to say, "I'm wrong."
This I know for sure: being right is a matter of pride. Doing right is a matter of courage.