I’d rather be happy than right, any day.
Sound words, and ones that I hold close as I strive to learn each day. I don’t know all the answers. I’m sure not many of us do. But we do our best and seek input and guidance from elsewhere to fill the gaps or to look anew at the issue, while sharing what we ourselves have learned along the way.
This philosophy does gain cooperation and partnerships, even friendships as we share what we know and to be open to change our opinion based on sound information and argument.
I know I’m not right, not always. I have an opinion, that is strongly held. Ways that we would do things, or not, but through discussion and transparency of knowledge, I will build on my understanding and I will be prepared to change. Does this make me happy? Yes, it does and I feel more fulfilled because of it.