In life, it is important to know when to stop arguing with people and simply let them be wrong.

In life, it is important to know when to stop arguing with people and simply let them be wrong.

How many ongoing arguments have you carried in your relationships? Personal. Professional. Parental. Political.

Some you win. Some you lose. Some you just have to throw your arms in the air and let it go.

Why is that so hard?

Why is it so important to us to change another’s mind?

Sometimes this is caused because they have the wrong impression of us and we would like to set the record straight.

Sometimes it is due to a diametrically opposing perspective on a topic, issue, law, or other item.

Sometimes it is because we fear they are going to harm an innocent 3rd party.

And sometimes…. It is just because they are complete and total ignorant human beings spouting off on things that they know nothing about, have only researched in a special interest group set of articles on Facebook and profess to know what the fuck they are talking about.

Finding that internal line of not wishing to set the record straight is an acquired skill, to be certain. I find that I am most desirous of crossing the line and setting the record straight when someone in either a personal or professional relationship has formed an inaccurate opinion of me or something that I or my company did. In that situation, I am hard pressed to let up until I have made my point.

Life is short. I am spending mine making a difference where I may. And letting the others run their lives as they see fit. I do not correct people’s opinions on Facebook any longer, because, “Frankly my dear, I don’t give a damn.”

Happy Tuesday!

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Written by Brian Weiner
When I was 5 years old, I discovered that the lemon tree in the backyard + dixie cups + water and sugar and I was in business. I have been hooked on that ever since. In 1979, I borrowed $14,000 to create a brand new product... photographic greeting cards with no text on the inside, called Paradise Photography. That was the start of The Illusion Factory. Since then, The Illusion Factory has been entrusted by all of the major studios and broadcasters with the advertising and marketing of over $7 billion in filmed, live, broadcast, gaming, AR, VR and regulated gaming forms of entertainment, generating more than $100 Billion in revenue and 265 awards for creativity and technology for our clients. When I took a break from film school at UCLA to move to Hawaii, my mother did not lecture me. Instead, she took 150 of her favorite aphorisms and in her beautiful calligraphy, wrote them artistically throughout a blank journal. That is the origin of the Lessons from the Mountain series. Since then, on my journeys to the top of a mountain to watch the sunrise, I have spent countless hours contemplating words of wisdom from the sages of all races, genders and political persuasions, constantly accumulating the thoughts to guide me on my life path. I hope you enjoy my books. Please let me know your thoughts, as I highly value your feedback!