"Exaggeration is to paint a snake and add legs."
~ Proverb ~
There's a kind of thrill in knowing we were right about something, even if it's bad news for someone else. It bolsters our spirits. "I KNEW it," we repeat over and over to anyone who will listen as if that makes us extra important.
If we're honest though, there are just as many things we're wrong about, if not more. And we overplay them too as if we can't believe it.
We might do better to simply acknowledge quietly to ourselves that sometimes we're right and sometimes we're wrong, and be able to take them both equally and gracefully in stride.
I catch myself exaggerating and get back to being right sized.