Being Right Is Not The Same Thing As Being Wise

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?