I have written a post about always being right. Please check out the post just to give you context for this one.
Do you consume information to learn the truth or do you consume information to affirm you for being right? It’s a great question. The more you hear that “you are right,” the more that affirms your thoughts and beliefs. The more you start to believe that you are right. Many times that is what we are really going after – and we confuse that with the truth. So back to the original question, do you read things that affirm your identity of being right or do you read things that affirm the truth?
You are going to have to step outside of your identity to see it. You’ll need to take a look at what you’re reading and step back from it to see if it is simply affirming your being right or if it affirms truth.
The only way to test this is to read people that you think might be wrong. They will challenge your assumptions and your ideas. They will push back on your thought process and move you away from your identity of being right and move more into this idea of affirming truth.
Why are you reading this? Does this affirm your sense of being right or a truth in your life? Only you can answer that.