Taking a break from kickboxing to respond. I would underscore that and put it this way: humans succumb to two great overarching addictions:
- The need to be right (at all costs)
- The need to be superior.
You and I likely could track almost every war, barnyard fight, divorce etc, back to one or both of these two.
It’s just that simple.
And that awful. I suspect our mutual friend (about whom you wrote me privately) suffers from one or both, as do I, as do we all. Part of that Deep Work is seeing it, challenging it, and finding a way to manage, moderate and reduce it.