I don’t know who likes to be wrong in an argument. When it’s all said and done, does it really make any difference? Relationships are damaged, and often times, people who were arguing drift apart. I guess pride is the big thing in an argument. If we lose ,our ego is damaged, and somehow the old devil really has a good time with us by telling us that we are no good, and perhaps should try and get back at the person we had the argument with in the first place. Over the years, I have found that a good way for me to handle a lost argument and not create a huge resentment, is to pray for the person I lost the argument to for 7 days, eat some humble pie, and admit to myself that I’m not always right, and perhaps I need to take a look at myself. By me changing a few words in the serenity prayer and making it personal to my situation, I have found it helpful. My serenity prayer goes like this; "God, grant me the serenity to accept THE PEOPLE I cannot change, the courage to change THE ONE I can and the wisdom to know IT’S ME."
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