Being right focuses on establishing "what's right". Being wise focuses on the power to be discerning and properly judging "what's right". For example, categorizing a tomato as a fruit is right, putting it in a fruit salad is not wise. My wisdom tells me that being wise uses what's right while and puts it in the context of a desired outcome or action. If the goal is to have a beautiful and tasty fruit salad, why be right and put tomatoes in it? What does your wisdom say?
- Can you think of a time that being right over being wise led to conflict and why?
- Can you think of a wise person in your life who consistently acts wise over right? How?
- Can you share a personal story of a situation where being wise rather than being right led to achieving a beautiful and tasty goal, and the wisdom gained?