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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Raise the White Flag

I confess: I like to have the last word.

(Anyone who knows me will be saying, "No duh.")

But to be fair, doesn't everyone like to have the last word?

I mean, it always seemed funny to me when someone tried to get the last word by saying, "You always want to have the last word." They were tipping their hand!

Anyway, as I get older, I have a tendency to raise the white flag of surrender a little more often.

For example, when someone sends an email that ticks me off, I no longer send an instant flaming reply. (I wait 24 hours. Then I send a flaming reply.)

But not always. Sometimes I just "let it go."

And every time I do, after the initial adrenaline rush goes away, I'm happier.

So pick your battles. Learn that sometimes it’s better to be loved than to be right. Every so often, raise the white flag.

You'll be happier.

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