Being right vs being generous

There’s a huge difference between wanting to be right and wanting to be generous.

One of them is self serving. A path where you put on blinders, and only look for information that confirms your original beliefs. A journey where you’re not looking for new insight. The end result is that you go nowhere new. You learn nothing interesting and you further cement yourself in one, narrow minded place.

The other route helps people. It’s a path where you’re open to possibility. Searching for new information to change your mind and improve your ability to serve. The end result is that you show up with empathy. You can look people in the eyes and see where they’re coming from. You become an expert in understanding.

I think we can all agree we need more of those right now.