Whoever you consider to be the Bad Guys, this much is certain: They think of themselves as the Good Guys. And the people you consider to be the Good Guys? They also think of themselves as the Good Guys. When you’re next in conflict with your co-worker, your next door neighbor, your mother-in-law or your spouse, try to remember this. The other person isn’t pretending to disagree with you. He or she is certain you are wrong.
The world is chockfull of people who are right. Feeling passionately about your viewpoint doesn’t automatically make you insightful, accurate or wise–but it does automatically make you less open to other viewpoints. The crazier person always wins the argument. So don’t put too much value in wining a lot of arguments.
About the Author: James Robbins is a licensed professional counselor, published author and co-owner of Dallas Whole Life Counseling. He has over 15 years of experience helping people in various life stages that come from a wide variety of cultural, economic and family backgrounds. Learn more about his background by clicking here.