PM Quote of the Day — Robert Neville

Living with a saint is more grueling than being one

I had never seen this quote before, but it rang true.  Being around someone who is always right can be profoundly frustrating, especially when they keep reminding you of that fact.

It’s that kind of self-regarding sainthood that’s the target of Neville’s jibe.  “You don’t deserve someone like me…”  “Who would take care of this if I weren’t around?…. “Where would this project be if I left?…”  

Not that I’ve ever done or felt such things ;-) — but reminding others of our superiority and indispensibility is a tiresome trait.  And it often makes us miserable as well.  That’s where the wisdom of another old saw comes in: “Would you rather be right or happy?”

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