Sorry for posting this one so late! The holiday weekend threw me off quite a bit. Speaking of which – I recently WENT DOWN TO THE CAPE for the holiday weekend and on my way back up, I got a call from a friend… and we got to a point in our dialogue where…
You ever been right about something and know it? I mean, not just feel really strongly about something, but know it to be inherently true?
And ever had a conversation where the dialogue changes, just ever so subtly, from the subject – to you pushing for, egging on, practically defending, what you know is right?
Yep. I was in the middle of one of ‘those’ on my way back from the Cape this past weekend, when I noticed Amy’s car [she was driving ahead of me] had a window sticker that said:
LET IT BE.
I was pretty agitated so it took a min and a few more interjections from me before I could begin to absorb that. I thought about those 3 words and weighed the advantage of making my point vs. the reward I would feel after I made it.
My deduction came to ‘It’s not even that big of a deal’. OK – so not Buddha-like words [yet]…but we hung up with “Call me later, love you!”
Because on that drive back home I learned that even if you’re able to make them see your point – you’ve really just succeeded in making them [and theirs] less significant. And who’s to say theirs really is insignificant.
You don’t always have to be right, even when you know you are, Let It Be.