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BunksBunks Australia Veteran

Would you rather be right or would you rather be happy?

I'll take the latter.....

Alex

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  • KeromeKerome Love, love is mystery The Continent Veteran

    Being right is one of those things that feeds the ego, it’s not ultimately good for one’s growth.

    Being happy too can be a mixed blessing, depending on where it comes from and what it does to the rest of your state of mind. Witness lots of depressed people being given “happiness juice” (antidepressants) and often only feeling moderately better.

    But I think overall happiness is to be preferred, yes B)

    BunksBuddha-Dude
  • federicafederica seeker of the clear blue sky Its better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak out and remove all doubt Moderator

    I'm always both, so.... :p

    Seriously though... Seng-Ts’an, aka Sengcan, who died in 606 is attributed with the saying -

    “Don’t keep searching for the truth, just let go of your opinions.”

    Seems legit advice...

    BunksBuddha-DudeFinnTheHumanlobster
  • personperson Don't believe everything you think the void Veteran

    For the most part all I've wanted out of life is to be happy. I think I've come to value truth as the most important value though. I think I'd rather have a hard truth than a pleasant fiction.

    Bunks
  • BunksBunks Australia Veteran

    @federica said:
    I'm always both, so.... :p

    Seriously though... Seng-Ts’an, aka Sengcan, who died in 606 is attributed with the saying -

    “Don’t keep searching for the truth, just let go of your opinions.”

    Seems legit advice...

    That deserved a lol and am insightful @federica =)

  • ShoshinShoshin No one in particular Nowhere Special Veteran

    @Bunks said:
    Would you rather be right or would you rather be happy?

    I would rather just be content.... :)

  • BunksBunks Australia Veteran

    @Shoshin said:

    @Bunks said:
    Would you rather be right or would you rather be happy?

    I would rather just be content.... :)

    Contentment = happiness

    Shoshin
  • lobsterlobster Veteran

    @Bunks said:
    Would you rather be right or would you rather be happy?

    I'll take the latter.....

    The right thing is to choose both
    ... that should keep everyone happy o:)

    BunksFosdick
  • DavidDavid some guy Veteran

    @Bunks said:
    Would you rather be right or would you rather be happy?

    I'll take the latter.....

    I was miserable until I left so this is a toughie.

    Actually, it is rather tough. I can't envision a scenario where I would have to choose.

  • BunksBunks Australia Veteran

    @David said:

    @Bunks said:
    Would you rather be right or would you rather be happy?

    I'll take the latter.....

    I was miserable until I left so this is a toughie.

    Actually, it is rather tough. I can't envision a scenario where I would have to choose.

    Left where @David ?

  • DavidDavid some guy Veteran

    @Bunks said:

    @David said:

    @Bunks said:
    Would you rather be right or would you rather be happy?

    I'll take the latter.....

    I was miserable until I left so this is a toughie.

    Actually, it is rather tough. I can't envision a scenario where I would have to choose.

    Left where @David ?

    Oh, nowhere really. I was just trying to be punny.

  • seeker242seeker242 Zen Florida, USA Veteran

    Both! Because from a buddhist perspective, being right about the true nature of things, is essential for happiness to begin with.

    adamcrossleyBunksShoshinFosdick
  • federicafederica seeker of the clear blue sky Its better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak out and remove all doubt Moderator

    @seeker242 said:
    Both! Because from a buddhist perspective, being right about the true nature of things, is essential for happiness to begin with.

    It didn't specify what you wanted to be right about. It could be shakespeare's prolific material, and whether it was written by him or not, or whether you can reverse drive up a one-way street. So specifically - you're wrong. ;)

    Bunks
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