Everybody wants to be right.
It feels good, but it’s also a survival skill. When we are proved right, we get the message, ‘I understand the world and how it works. My predictions and thinking skills are good and I can survive and thrive.’
Isn’t that a felicitous phrase?
It describes exactly how I feel when I sit down at the computer and instead of being able to get on with one important thing, there are dozens of little things to do.