I’m a sucker for quotes that help me understand the world. One such quotes is “I would rather be wrong than right.” This quote gets to the heart of our beliefs, but it’s not something to be passed off as an aphorism, but rather something that we can all learn and be proud of.
Caught in a storm is a good example of the word “caught” in this context.
It is a good line of reasoning, but one that has always bothered me. We don’t always catch ourselves being caught in the moment, or in the storm. We are usually able to recognize the moment when we are being caught in a storm because we have a good idea of what is occurring, but we tend to forget that we are caught in the midst of a storm because we are not able to make sense of the surrounding events.
This is a good example of a cocky quote that reminds me of something that I have often been reminded of, that is that we tend to make excuses for ourselves. We tend to make excuses for ourselves because it is easy to do and it is easier to do it then to change our behavior. But there are times when we fail to change our behavior (like when you are trying to decide whether to buy an ice cream cone or not…
This is something that can be really tough to do. We tend to have a tendency to take ourselves too serious, or too serious to our own detriment. Most of us have learned to get our way, or to get by with little effort. We feel like we have succeeded or have accomplished something that no one else in the world could have accomplished.
That’s not always the case. Sometimes we feel un-happy or un-successful. But we can do something about it. That’s why we have so many quotes about “getting what you want.” But we have to change our behavior.
When we feel un-successful or un-happy, we can work on it. But we also have to change our attitude. We have to get our confidence up. We have to change our own behavior. We have to do something about our unhappiness. Thats the real key to getting us going.
You know what I mean. We can’t get our confidence up and our behavior up if we don’t stop and look at what makes us feel un-successful, un-happy, and un-successful. If we don’t change our behavior, we won’t change ourselves. At the same time, we won’t be able to change our behavior. We’ll keep going the same way we’ve been going and we’ll be left with regret.
There is a difference between not trying to change yourself and not trying to change the behavior of others.
The difference, of course, being that you can only change yourself if you change the behavior of other people.