Truth be told, I watch Dr. Phil regularly, and there is something that he always says that makes me say hmmm.
Okay, picture it. The stage is full of guests that are combative and ready to rip into each other’s throats. There they are pointing their finger at each other and screaming at the top of their lungs, and Dr. Phil just sits there and takes it all in. Then right when it gets out of hand, Dr. Phil interjects.
He calmly looks to his left and his right and says, “why are yall here because you are obviously not interested in what I have to say.”
Then hear it comes; he says, “yall are all a bunch of right fighters!”
That line simply fascinates me because so many of us are just that. I know I’m guilty of being a right fighter. Well, I was until I became fascinated with Dr. Phil’s show. So because of him, I’m just a fighter, but more importantly, I’ve become a great listener because I want to make a coherent judgment.
I guess after listening to the guests on his show, the last thing I want is to sound like them. They seem so ridiculous, and Dr.Phil always has a look of frustration.
None of them are looking for solutions. They are just gunning to be right.
Which leads me to wonder how many people are looking for the truth or to be right. I mean, are we all this self-centered? Are we willing to forgo what could possibly be the truth or great advice just so we can bark out our point and completely over-talk each other?
So take some time clear your mind and honestly answer if you are a right fighter. If you can bravely admit that you are, then are you okay with that or would you like to consider a different stance?
Answer with caution and take it from me; it can be lonely in the right lane.
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