Who doesn’t love shooting down their friends’ dumb opinion on politics or climate change? As this video from The School of Life explains, most of us feel a spark of excitement after hearing something we can easily prove wrong. Everyone likes to feel smart, and educating your friends and family can definitely be validating. But it’s important to remember we’re all human. The Dude from The Big Lebowski put it best: “You’re not wrong; you’re just an asshole.” If you know you're right, try not to be a jerk about it.
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