What We Miss When We’re Trying to be Right

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Something happened to me last year that left me feeling betrayed. I felt that my now former friend was unable to take my emotions and perspectives as part of their own. However, I was obsessed with ensuring that my reason for leaving the friendship was correct.

I would take their opinion and then argue why mine was right (or more right) than theirs. I could acknowledge that my anger was…