It’s more important to be kind than to be right.

We’ve entered the stage in sibling communication of “I’m right, you’re wrong”.  With quick escalation, often ending in a bite.  Or a shove.  Or a scream.  Or all three.

The new family motto is therefore :: It is more important to be kind than to be right.

And as the days slip by, I ponder the far-reaching effects of such a practice.  Religion.  Politics.  Future relationships.  Current relationships.

The phrases “I’m right” and “You’re wrong” are now family no-nos.

Amelie was sitting at the kitchen counter the other day, playing with her favorite kitchen toys – the KitchenAid attachment paddles.  (The whisk, the batter paddle, and the dough hook lead such interesting lives, you’d never believe it.)

I hear, “You’re wrong, I’m right.”

Amelie catches my eye and points to the dough hook, “It’s just this.”

She exculpates herself.

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One thought on “It’s more important to be kind than to be right.

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