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What does it mean to be right?

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posted on Mar, 11 2012 @ 10:26 PM
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The desire to be right is strong in life for many of us including me. Sometimes I stop and think about why I desire to be right. What does it really matter if we are right or wrong? Being right has more to do with ourselves than the actual subject or topic we are discussing. The need to be right usually stems from trying to prove something to ourselves and others. For me it is stress that fact that we don't know much but many people claim to have all answers and facts about things far beyond our understanding.

Usually our answers are only relative to ourselves.

Does anyone else see how popular the need to be right is?




posted on Mar, 11 2012 @ 10:31 PM
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i recently realized me being right doesn't matter. it's just a thought,no real existential relevance .the desire gets in the way of life, all desires probably do. i feel as if my own existence is what is in my way of attaining the ultimate



posted on Mar, 11 2012 @ 10:35 PM
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If your right, and someone tells you your wrong, and you have proof.... Its only right to proove your right... Or am i reading the question wrong. idk.



posted on Mar, 11 2012 @ 10:44 PM
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I'll jump all over this quest cause its one that decides the answer....which I may never really understand, cause I may not be right but I'm never wrong kind of egotistical view.



posted on Mar, 11 2012 @ 10:50 PM
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To be quite fair I firmly believe one can only be temporarily right.

At some point right has to be wrong right?



posted on Mar, 11 2012 @ 11:00 PM
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The need to always be right only matters if you are indeed always right.

Too many people will argue just because they refuse to be wrong. Even if they obviously are. It only counts if you are indeed always right.

Or...if you're too closed minded or set in your ways to accept when your wrong..and admit it...if only to yourself.



posted on Mar, 11 2012 @ 11:15 PM
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The term "right" does not exist in objective reality in any sense. The idea of right only exists in relation to the idea of "wrong", or "left". The ideas of right and wrong exist in a spectrum of behavior and ideas. What is right or wrong is ever changing, so just go with what you feel is right. Great ideas come from every where, so act on your nature: if it is "wrong" leave to others to make it "right."



posted on Mar, 11 2012 @ 11:21 PM
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Originally posted by Ralphy
The desire to be right is strong in life for many of us including me. Sometimes I stop and think about why I desire to be right. What does it really matter if we are right or wrong? Being right has more to do with ourselves than the actual subject or topic we are discussing.


I know what you are getting at but if you want a real answer thnk about it this way. Being right or wrong about where food or a dangerous animal is in the wild matters a lot. In fact its a matter of life or death. Our brains are tools for situations like that and the need to be right is the most important thing there is in those situations.

Probably our brains weren't really meant to be used for big metaphysical questions. This a very luxurious problem to have if you think about it.



posted on Mar, 12 2012 @ 12:33 AM
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You are correct that being right or wrong is essential to practical purposes, but we also create what is practical and what is not. What was once considered "wrong" is now considered general knowledge. This is why the introduction of any idea should be taken by it's own merits, and if it is shown by evidence to be useful, it should be applied by us for our advantage.

Right and wrong exist in different contexts. Right and wrong in practical matters are based on whether or not something worked: it is a yes or no question. Right and wrong in the sciences are ever changing. No matter what field of science it is, from sociology to biology, it is only the best way we can describe what we see. The sciences sometimes take moral decisions into account, but ideal science does not; it strives for objective truth. This is where morality comes in. Morality has no objective nature: what was considered civil 200 years ago may not be considered civil now, and what is considered civil now may not be considered civil 200 years from now.

So when it comes to open mindedness of new ideas, moral ideas vary widely, scientific ideas have a diverse following, and practical ideas tend to be simple "yes or no's." My point of view is that you should always want to be right, but remember that you can just as easily be wrong.



posted on Mar, 12 2012 @ 01:25 AM
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Being right or wrong and the popularity of it, it's silly if you ask me. Every one has discovered their own truth in things and might consider others to be false in things. But in my opinion to be right in your own truth is more important than being right to the whole of society.



posted on Mar, 12 2012 @ 03:18 AM
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right in all objective terms is absolute existing fact of freedom individuality so the absolute character of relative concept from its objective absolute value
right is what certify abstract being superior to concrete, as more in all terms and not only beyond

the desire of being right is all to the knowledge of being constant individual freedom

it reveals the whole issue of freedom right being relative character of truth so to absolute fact but only to what is right

when or where truth is existing then u must be truly right in meaning being free individual in all terms, as u r out of truth existence real constant present and not out of powerful wills that are always from lies through rights abuse, wether truth existence abuse or individuals freedom abuse
where individuals freedom is absolutely abused bc it is easier ways of liars wills

while truth in abstract terms revealed clearly the identity of liars being all to opportunism even to nothing perspective as smthg to profit from

so in certain perspective truth hate opportunism while to me it simply have to stay inferior and not necessarily absolutely wrong but for truth it is absolutely wrong

for truth what one want he can then do it totally without using anything when he can be it already since truth is freedom fact especially when it is existing

so for truth the opportunity of knowledge about things or possible use of things is to lies only, which is objectively nothing to truth and subjectively opposed radically to truth, which cant be

when truth exist then nothing do not exist even if nothing is free in freedom dimensions of absolutes facts constancies, but nothing do not and cannot exist while truth exist, so in existence the argument of nothing cannot be



posted on Mar, 12 2012 @ 03:42 AM
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now in positive terms the issue of being right is all to superiority reference that right of truth cant b but through

individual freedom reason mean, jump to confuse all superiority with its freedom right in order to be out of right free

when right is to truth existence then any true existing fact is also right, so objective positive superiority that can be easily proven in constant terms of its fact

but since anyone mean his freedom by pointing being right, then anyone would mean to go too fast out of all right, but to me it is not an issue when it is really free then as a relative existing fact it wont touch nor deform any objective thing, since it would be all to its abstraction freedom way existing alone

the more one mean his freedom right the more he would be really nothing to objective facts or things

so the answer to the positive issue of being right, is that superiority is all to objective truth and not to individuals

so superiority is never a subjective issue, so superior terms can be dealt with to an infinite extent without personnal drives, which is clear even in the world, how individuals prefer even to enslave superior skills in order to live in positive terms as nothing to superiority

now what is subjective of being right is freedom right which also exist as superior thing to true thing existence

and that i can witness clearly about, how individuality is of truth existence superiority, superior relative freedom all to its indviduality right

but that issue of freedom right cant be existing unless in the condition of slavery in absolute terms

what is freely right move positively out of everything that is not positive to it, as it enjoys being free

so only absolute slavery condition is the reason of freedom rights shouts



posted on Mar, 12 2012 @ 03:46 AM
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Every time you want to be right it is your ego, the ego controls us, the ego is the most dangerous thing on this earth. The ego is what we call evil...



posted on Mar, 12 2012 @ 03:57 AM
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Sounds like you wanna be right to fuel your ego, just like im posting this to fuel mine.


Edit: Like was pointed out above. The desire to be right could be coming from good intentions if your wishing to help some one by providing correct information, but if you want to be right to appear smart then I would say its just to serve the ego.

Your right though, its popular to want to be right because no body really wants to be wrong
edit on 12-3-2012 by BillyTJames because: (no reason given)



posted on Mar, 12 2012 @ 04:32 AM
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Originally posted by SpaceJunkie
Every time you want to be right it is your ego, the ego controls us, the ego is the most dangerous thing on this earth. The ego is what we call evil...


so u r witnessing urself as being an ego when u want to be right, how does it become involving earth from u ? which prove that effectively u cant but see urself an ego when u mean anything to an extent that u cant but generalize ur impact being upon the whole earth

ego it is an invention of liars, there is nothing as such existing when liars are revealed clearly being exclusively opportunists in absolute terms

what is opportunist and in absolute terms necessary have no ego at all
that is how gods invent pleasures and justifications of dirt only to keep getting anything possible to rule, while they know becoming then only the free opportunists and nothing to it but confirming lies of easy objective powers use

right by definition cannot be meant but in absolute objective terms which is the opposite to ego dimension where individuality could be meant

being right as an individual freedom is all to himself and by definition cant be objectively meant but in absolute slavery condition reaction to

and positively ego to me is relative right, in all and objective terms

in truth ego is the free sense out of confirming truth existence so its rights, then the free sense become the fact possible left to be better in his free ways, from what truth is freedom positive superiority so anything free must be positive superior to all and any, as a fact not a must to do

that is why there is unikeness concept attached to any true individual right being, from the fact that individuals cant be unless they are better then all and any objective existence

being aware of ur own value in being really free is knowing truth value of freedom ways and means

what is a lie cant be called smthg different then a lie, when all words and existence definitions is to perfect logical facts

who enjoy pretending being is cheap opportunist it is the opposite of an ego

and who really mean himself in logical terms is free value as nothing to anything when it really justify any existing independant fact



posted on Mar, 12 2012 @ 04:44 AM
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I've seen it in the business world many times. A project will realistically be a total disaster but the honcho in charge will declare it a success.

Then there are the very true sayings; 'The easiest person to deceive is yourself''.

and It's not whether you win or lose, it's how you place the blame!



posted on Mar, 12 2012 @ 04:56 AM
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they declare it being a success bc they win their freedom as liars from absolute opportunism being way

the more it is an objective disaster the more they are happy in fact, bc all left is them free pretenses in lies inventions wills

that is why also in the world people that dont want to achieve intelligence ends they see, exist

they freely choose to not say a word and not move an inch for what they see and know being all to existence intelligence so not them, while keep meaning to seek ways of their intelligence to use for freedom possessions

this is not about egos this is about liars free wills which is exclusively of opportunism, which confirm that there cant b an ego involved

keeping ur right to urself as an ego istic mean, is not only very right but is absolute superior thing in truth existing ways

it is superior to multiply smthg constant while the more u r the exclusive constant the more it would be truly multiplied and in free rights multiplications too



posted on Mar, 12 2012 @ 05:52 AM
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Originally posted by TheXoor
Probably our brains weren't really meant to be used for big metaphysical questions. This a very luxurious problem to have if you think about it.


I don't know. If human intelligent awareness survives the death of the corporeal brain, then the big metaphysical questions are definitely survival concerns. So, maybe the biggest metaphysical question of all - "Does human intelligent awareness survive the death of the corporeal brain?" - is the one problem that isn't luxurious at all. Maybe its the only answer that anyone ever needs to get right.

I find that if I'm trying to learn the most I can about something specific, I'll make a blanket statement about it on a forum like this, and let the board know that I think I'm absolutely right about what I've stated. That forces a lot of people who know something about that specific topic to give me everything they know - or even think they know - about that topic. Hitting people with competitive opposition definitely forces many of them to unload all their knowledge onto you. It sure beats asking in most cases.

I may not be brilliant, but I do know people and what they respond most aggressively to.




posted on Mar, 12 2012 @ 12:20 PM
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Originally posted by NorEaster
I don't know. If human intelligent awareness survives the death of the corporeal brain, then the big metaphysical questions are definitely survival concerns. So, maybe the biggest metaphysical question of all - "Does human intelligent awareness survive the death of the corporeal brain?" - is the one problem that isn't luxurious at all. Maybe its the only answer that anyone ever needs to get right.



freedom is the opposite of survival terminology while freedom is the truth of everything and any relative and absolute objective existence or positive will sense

survival conditions is the easiest ways to pretend creations in truth, so creators can get it all from down and up, by limiting up to inferior present infinite down ends, so forcing both, what u force while it is free of course it will keep seeking a way out, especially when u keep bringing his slavery issue to his mind or for truth the issue of its reality enslaved

anyway there is no survival point, when any point is exclusively existing if it is always positive fact constancy results

while survival is not a point we observe since principally all and any die
and second a lot subjectively and objectively while even the majority mean willingly clearly to die



posted on Mar, 12 2012 @ 12:30 PM
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The need to be right is part of the framework that is the ego.


For countless reasons it supports (and protects) the identification that we have with the physical world!!


What does it mean to even be right? Take a moment to define it. Being right is as subjective, conditional, relative, debatable, questionable, etc... as is the ego. Therefore when we believe that we need to be right what we are really doing is hurting ourselves by WASTING our time trying to be and do something that is truly and literally impossible to be and do! It is an illusion and only takes us away from being very very blissed out happy and actually enjoying ourselves and each other and life.



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