Sunday, December 23, 2007

Would you rather be Happy or Right??

I WOULD RATHER BE HAPPY THAN RIGHT…


...THE THING IS…









...I DON’T THINK I CAN BE HAPPY WITHOUT BEING RIGHT ;-D


....and you???

49 comments:

Amel's Realm said...

Hmmm...if push comes to shove, I'd prefer happiness than being right, I guess...but of course it's MUCH better to be happy AND right HA HA HA HA HA HA...

But being right is a relative thing, as well. What's right for someone may not be right for someone else. There are so many different things we may not know about a person's life, so it's hard to tell. It's easier to tell what's right for me only, I guess. Hmmm...but when we're really confused and tired and stressed out, do we REALLY know what's right for us? HA HA HA HA...

Now I'm going in circles he he he...

Greg said...

Knowing I'm always right makes me happy.

Random Magus said...

amel's realm:
Happy and right what a tempting combination.
For me it is terrible not being right - I have a tendency to be a 'know-it-all'. Of course there are some people whose intellect I admire and look up to it and with them I am totally accepting. And with others I am totally snooty

Greg:
Ahh you're making me so envious...

QUASAR9 said...

lol Random,
I think we've all been there
and some of us still 'are'

Mind you I don't mind being wrong sometimes, makes a nice change - lol!

QUASAR9 said...

here's wishing you and your close ones much merry making and all the best for the festive season

Blur Ting said...

Haha, that's something I have not thought of. I guess it doesn't take alot to make me happy :-)

Hope you are well. Good to see you snooping around again!

Titania Starlight said...

I am with you on this one. I can be a bit of a perfectionist. I hate it when I am wrong. :o)


It is good to see your smiling face back. Have a wonderful holiday and a new year of peace and happiness.

Hugs,
Titania

Ricardo said...

As Greg said, I would rather be happy because I can achieve happiness from knowing I'm right.

JYankee said...

You said it! Hoping you're having the best Holiday Season!

Jean-Luc Picard said...

Happy Christmas to you, Amber!

HollyGL said...

Well, I say if you're happy you're right! With happiness being the state of mind, who cares if you're "right or wrong"... You're happy!

Happy, happy holidays to you, Amber! xoxo

p.s. I had to chuckle (lovingly) when I read Greg's comment. :D

meleah rebeccah said...

I love to be RIGHT, but when I am wrong....its okay too.

meleah rebeccah said...

ps... GLAD YOU POSTED....

xxoo

Early Happy Holidays

Greg said...

I remember Chuckles. I thought they stopped making that candy.

Shantanu said...

I wouldn't mind being wrong once in a while. From the comments here, I can see no one chooses Right over Happy - its either Happy or Right & Happy! :-)

Wish you and your loved ones a Very Happy New Year!

Random Magus said...

QUASAR9:
Lol...sometimes it does ;-)
Merry Christmas

Blur Ting:
That's the way it should be - it shouldn't take a lot to make anyone happy. I think it's all the traveling you do that does the trick and of course your family.
Merry Christmas

Titania Starlight:
Thanks:) Hope your arm's better now.
Merry Christmas

Ricardo:
But sometimes you can be right and being right you make certain decisions or come to certain conclusions that make you anything but happy.
Merry Christmas

JYankee:
Merry Christmas to you as well!


Jean-Luc Picard:
And Merry Christmas to you captain....


HollyGL:.
Hey Steph - so GREAT to hear from you. I know what you are saying but sometimes you just can't let go and want to poke and prod and analyze your happiness and then you're screwed
I had a chuckle too hope you have a
Merry Christmas

meleah rebeccah:
My problem is that I can take being wrong with a only very few people. With the rest I have a huge chip on my shoulder
Merry Christmas

Greg:
*Chuckle*
Merry Christmas

Shantanu:
It's cool not to mind being wrong - then you can learn
Merry Christmas

Blur Ting said...

Hi Amber, Merry Christmas to you and your family!! May next year be a greater one :-)

RubyShooZ said...

Oh, I'm always right ---


Except when I'm wrong.

Ms.Magnus, I've missed you and just wanted to stop in and wish you all the best and hope that you have a beautiful new year that's filled with peace, joy, beauty and serenity.

Always peace, always love.

~ RS ~

Loz said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours Amber and thanks for being a good blogging buddy this year :)

Meleah Rebeccah said...

Merry Christmas XXOO :)

somewhere joe said...

There have been times when being wrong made me the happiest man in the world. But not often, heh...

Merry Christmas, Amber. This year and always.

Mariuca said...

Hola Amber, just wanna wish u a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! :):):)

Jay Cam said...

lol thats my thinking exactly!

tobeme said...

I know that I am right in being happy!

Bobby said...

Hi Amber!!! I know this sounds crazy, but I love being wrong sometimes...or proved wrong. It is then that I learn a big lesson.

I would MUCH rather be happy than right mostly because I have experienced very little happiness in my life. I have worked very hard changing my attitude about happiness. Some people think happiness is a choice and I agree that's true in many cases.

Fantasy Writer Guy said...

Marvelous question. To me, it means, Would I rather assume that I'm happy because I've achieved what we're told equals happiness -- or would I rather face the truth of my existence.

I know that there is tremendous peace and joy in choosing the latter but to fully choose that path, abandoning the other, is perhaps the most difficult challenge in the entire realm of human reality.

I sense that to succeed, is to become a saint.

Zakman said...

Oh yeah, I'm so happy to be proved wrong all the time, cuz it saves me the trouble of having to prove I was right.

Houston Real Estate said...

Happy and right...they always come together. That is my opinion.

Jacques Pierre said...

Hi Amber. I wud luv 2 be both, happy & right. If dat doesn't happen, I'd rather be happy in my own way ;)

Happy New Year. Wishing you Lots of Joy, Happiness, Health, Wealth and Love !

Stealth said...

Always being right will only make you unhappy. Glad you're posting again. I missed you...

Mariuca said...

Hello Amber! Here's wishing u a terrific 2008! Have fun yeah! :):):)

Mike French said...

Hiya Amber

Happy New Year! Hope 08 brings you loads of happiness and that you will be right at least ... 10% of the time!

Let's see if I can make you happy now...
Q What is the capital of England?

Yes correct!
Now breathe in the happiness that comes from being right!

Amel's Realm said...

Happy New Year, Amber! May the coming year be better for you. Bless you and your family!!! ;-D

Jeff said...

I'm afraid I am going to have to disqualify myself. I don't know what it is like to NOT be right.

But then again, I know what is like to not be happy so there you go! ;)

Northern Cyprus said...

It's nice to be happy and right. It takes two to tango.

HollyGL said...

Happy New Year, Amber!! May 2008 bring you and yours much health and happiness. ...and a realization that you are right 99.999% of the time. ;) xoxo

B said...

Happy!! nothing wrong with being wrong sometimes!

Happy New Year!!

QUASAR9 said...

Hi Random,
Here's wishing you and your Inner Circle all the best for the coming year, may it be filled with much fun, joy + happiness. The days filled with much much Sun (light) and the nights filled with bright Starlight.

The Real Mother Hen said...

This will make it a Happy New Right Year :)

The Real Mother Hen said...

By the way, I'm ALWAYS right. But I still get sad from time to time.

blue said...

I am so glad I accidentally came across this blog...LOVING IT...

Being right: I try not to open my mouth unless I know what I am talking about...thus making me a rather quite individual LOL...

But..hmmm..am I happy? I have to think on that...I do know that some co-workers get frustrated with me for "always being right"...little do they know...I am usually wrong...just wise enough to keep that flaw to myself :-)...I guess this perception by co-workers does NOT contribute to my happiness...hmmmm

One Wacky Mom said...

Brilliant post...brilliant!

Do you know what Benjamin Franklin did with that one?

John said...

Hey Amber,
Happy New Year!
I look forward to reading your posts in '08 and am glad to have met you in the blogging world during '07.
All the best...

meleah rebeccah said...

ps... Happy New Year

Random Magus said...

Blur Ting:
Hope you have the greatest year filled with a lot of happiness and of course travel

RubyShooZ:
Thank you so much – it is always a pleasure when you stop by…Happy New Year.

Loz :
To you too and I have been quite an irregular blogging buddy

Meleah Rebeccah:
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you darling Meleah. This year’s resolution is to be more regular with my blogging and not be so lazy.

somewhere joe:
Actually now that you put it this way I can remember a couple of times that being wrong has been quite a relief to me.

Mariuca:
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you too, sweet Mariuca!

Jay Cam:
Great minds think alike!

tobeme:
I love all the answers they are so creative!

Bobby:
I think all of us make an unconscious decision at some point in our life. Some decide to be right at all costs and for some being happy is the only goal.

Fantasy Writer Guy:
Thanks but I can’t take credit for it. Douglas Adam asked it before and before him in some form or the other countless other great minds.
I wonder if they have to be mutually exclusive though – and if there is a possibility that we can convince ourselves that being right no matter how painful is a sort of happiness.

Zakman:
What a creative perspective :)

Random Magus said...

Houston Real Estate :
For some they certainly do

Jacques Pierre:
Hello. Happy New Year and a LOT of happiness and joy to you as well.

Stealth:
Hey. I know have been so irregular. Happy New Year to you

Mariuca:
To you as well

Mike French:
A very Happy New Year to one of my favourite authors

Amel's Realm:
To you as well. Hope the year brings you and your husband a lot of joy and beautiful memories together.

Jeff:
But you can be happy at never being ‘not’ right. Happy New Year

Northern Cyprus:
Hey – welcome and a happy New Year

HollyGL:
Dearest Stephanie. Hope this year is a blast for you as well. And you are both right and happy

B:
Nothing at all – and sometimes welcome especially if you reached a painful conclusion which you later realize was actually wrong.

QUASAR9:
Hey. Thank you so much for being such a great blogging friend and your intelligent and lovely comments over the last year.

The Real Mother Hen:..
I LOVE your sense of humor
If we weren’t sad sometimes we wouldn’t value happiness would we?

blue:
Thank you so much.
My problem is that sometimes my mouth doesn’t work at all and other times it works overtime and I say much more than I should have.:)
Happiness is in enjoying the moments to their fullest

One Wacky Mom:
Thank you and a very Happy New Year to you.

John:
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
By the way… the feeling is mutual

meleah rebeccah:
Belated Happy New Year
*said very sheepishly*

Anuradha malik Jagdhari said...

Real happiness only comes when I know I did the right thing. Doesn't matter what anyone else thinks.

Limoeg said...

This drawing is beautiful.I like it.

architectural renderings said...

lol thats a tough one