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In All Seriousness
The Need to Feel Right
This topic of this week’s episode was a special one because it was, in part, the idea of another podcaster, David Payne. David hosts the wildly popular and highly-ranked podcast, Somebody Somewhere, which investigates and uncover clues in unsolved, high-profile cases. Make sure you check it the binge-worthy show because it is amazing what he and executive producer, Jody Gottlieb, consistently discover and reveal in each episode.
Recently, David and Jill, who have known each other since their CNN.com days, spoke about the need to feel right, which led to Jill interviewing a neuroscientist, Dr. Dean Burnett, about whether the brain is wired for that. David used an excerpt of that interview in a recent episode, and so did Jill and Tony in this week’s podcast. In fact, Tony and Jill admitted to times they were wrong in their relationship with each other.
Tony also told listeners to look deeper within themselves, within their life, at decisions they’ve made.
His other tips include the following:
- Remember that no one is right all the time.
- Even if you think you’re right, take the time to truly listen to your partner’s viewpoint
- Keep your mind and heart open. That’s the best way to open your ears to listen.
Jill also offered advice by telling listeners to judge others less since everyone has flaws.
She also has the following suggestions:
- Be honest with yourself about why you feel the need to be right
- Listen. Listen. Listen
- Let unimportant arguments go
How do you handle being right or wrong in your relationship? In life? Leave your answers in the comment section. Don’t forget to join us at our first podcast-related meetup on Oct. 26.