From the Brazen Careerist:
Countless studies show people would rather have pleasant and personable co-workers than a co-worker who is always right.
Eighty percent of adults with Asperger Syndrome do not have full-time work. This not because they can’t do the work. It’s that they can’t manage to be socially acceptable while they get the work done.
People with Asperger Syndrome are dying to please everyone around them. People with Asperger Syndrome don’t want to stand out or be the center of attention. They just want to get along with people and have things run smoothly.
Never mind then…
When I first got sober, it was in the days when the big self-help phrase in “the rooms” was “Now, now: would you rather be happy, or would you rather be right.”
This never had the mindblowing effect on me it must have had on thousands of morons. My answer was:
“Being right makes me happy.”
I never met anyone with a good comback.
And that made me happy.