We get hung up on the need to be right.
A lot of suffering and waste ensues when we over-attach to an internal narrative around the significance of our role in any evolving human engagement.
While reputation has value, we tend to overinvest in our internal evaluations of it.
Consistently doing the right thing will enhance our reputation more than any negotiations about our reputation with ourselves and others might.
(‘Doing the right thing can be upgraded to ‘doing the useful thing’).
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