It isn’t that straight forward. There’s no clear answer. So I’m really asking.
For some, their livelihood depends on winning. Winning games, winning contracts, winning elections, awards, law suits…wars… The rest of us fall somewhere else, where winning is a luxury. A prize, or bonus.
Many think in Machiavellian terms–that winning is the same as being right. Sometimes it is. Usually, it isn’t. The closer one gets to Washington, for example, the farther these concepts seem from one another. So is it better to lump oneself in with the winning side, even if you don’t agree with it? Or is it better to stand on the side you know is right and risk losing?
What if the stakes are modest? Do you hide what you think to get along with the group? Or do you speak your mind, regardless?
What if it’s your life? Your family? Does your conviction waver?
If you have to choose, are you on the right side? Or on the winning side?