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Do you always have to be right...

Discussion in 'Personal' started by needabreak, Aug 5, 2020.

  1. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    Love it!
  2. lexus300

    lexus300 Star commenter

    I am right at this time, I used to be left.:p
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  3. needabreak

    needabreak Star commenter

    I think you're right, others may not agree, I'm guessing you think you're right too but are we right to agree you're right or both right even though we are quite possibly both wrong? :eek::confused::D:D:D
  4. Katzenjammer

    Katzenjammer Senior commenter

    In one of the choirs I sing in we raise a hand when we know that we have sung a wrong note or made a false entry. So far from making you feel silly it makes you feel more in control, and it also helps the conductor.
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  5. nizebaby

    nizebaby Star commenter

    Do you have to use such language?
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  6. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

  7. lexus300

    lexus300 Star commenter

    What is wrong with clot?;)
  8. Oscillatingass

    Oscillatingass Star commenter

    Agreed, absolutely no need whatsoever.
  9. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    Simply put, I'm a smug, arrogant get.
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  10. Oscillatingass

    Oscillatingass Star commenter

    Can guttersnipes be smug and arrogant? I appreciate they can easily be ""gets.
  11. nizebaby

    nizebaby Star commenter

    Irracroesible is wot he is! And I'm a curmudgeon, of course. ;)
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  12. Sally006

    Sally006 Lead commenter

    Education is a classic case of new wave trends and philosophies that brand the challengers as heretics. So many initiatives that HAD to be followed without any dissension. They have all been consigned to the dustbin yet people were mercilessly bullied over not following them.
  13. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    Maleficent says so, so common usage doesn't apply.
  14. Oscillatingass

    Oscillatingass Star commenter

    It is an ever increasing club. I am also a member, I'll give you a frown at the next socially distanced meet.
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  15. Pageant

    Pageant Occasional commenter

    Lowering the tone again to say: narcissists are never ever wrong and it's hell if you live with one.
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  16. stopwatch

    stopwatch Lead commenter

    If it is something factual eg somebody tells me that Rome is the capital of Wales, then I'll fight my corner to insist I am right when I say it is in Italy. If it is something factual that I think I'm right in, but the other person is insistent eg I say a tomato is a fruit and they say it is a vegetable, then I'll admit I am not sure, but think I am right, but will check.

    If it is something less concrete, not factual, but an opinion or a value judgement, I'll put forward my case and generally enjoy an open discussion, even if neither persons position has changed by the end. I'm happy to part ways with the status quo.

    I agree with @coffeekid that there are some people and threads on here where people just can't accept that somebody else has a different opinion and that they are entitled to this, and that it is OK, even if both sides are equally convinced of their validity.

    I have, on occasion, got into lengthy discussions on here with individuals and eventually said we would have to agree to disagree and then been hit with an insulting response.

    The bottom line for me is that there are people dying everywhere and fighting for an opinion on a forum is chicken feed compared to this.

    PS I have a close relative who always has to be right, regardless and sees it as a matter of pride and principle when they are questioned. by others. The result of this is that people stop talking to him, or just drop out of conversations when they get to 'that' point. It is a shame.
  17. afterdark

    afterdark Lead commenter


    Could be the motto of many teachers...
    (twas especially true in the Woodhead days)
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  18. lexus300

    lexus300 Star commenter

    What was right in the past, may not be right now, similarly, what is right now, may not be right in the future.
    Being right or wrong (on many issues) is probably a transient phenomena.:confused:
  19. stopwatch

    stopwatch Lead commenter

    There was a Headteacher who seemed to follow this principle. People would say that, with her, you were only as good as your last mistake.
    Needless to say, morale was not good at her school
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  20. EmanuelShadrack

    EmanuelShadrack Star commenter

    I have to stop myself from getting embroiled in this sort of thing:


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