A short statement with which I heartily agree

Today’s musings on more or less random thoughts come courtesy of John Scalzi:

It’s not hard to apologize, incidentally. I have a big fat ego, but I like to believe that ego isn’t invested in having to win, which big egos often are; it’s invested in being correct. The correct thing to do here was to say I was wrong and to say I had thoughtlessly offended people, for which I apologize. Because I was, and I had, so I did.

The tendency to sometimes conflate the need to be correct with the need to win is one that runs through my family’s DNA as surely as broad shoulders and a love of songs written in minor keys.  This is a cogent reminder of the not-so-subtle difference.

Thanks, John.