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The Onion has me laughing today,

Area Man Accepts Burden Of Being Only Person On Earth Who Understands How World Actually Works

I know this guy! I bump into him on the internet all the time. I’m telling you, this guy is stalking me and I think he’s cloning himself, too. He’s got an army out there.

There are a few specks of that guy within me, too, or at least enough I can empathize. My struggle is that I often bump into people who are banging their elbow on something over and over again and complaining about the pain, and so I just want to say, “Stop banging your elbow!” Life is seldom that simple however. If the fix was that easy, they probably would have done it already.

I’m forever quoting, “you can be right or you can be in love.” It’s just a catchy reminder that you can have relationship and connection or you can play capture the flag with little truths and win arguments. Don’t get me wrong, there are some things worth standing up for, some arguments that need to be won. It is just a reminder to always ask ourselves what our motivations are and what we really want to accomplish. Like when you’re married, sometimes it’s foolish to be fighting over socks on the floor when you could be gazing into one another’s eyes and eating chocolate instead.