Welcome to this second section of the spirit of Samson (click here for the intro to this topic, where we discussed similarities between Samson and believers in Jesus. Click here for point #1, and here for point #2).
As we look at the 10 points that underlie the spirit of Samson, keep in mind:
- they apply to men and women (I will use he/she interchangeably)
- they apply to kids, adults, and the elderly.
I’m Right, You’re Wrong!
Samson disregards the expressed counsel of those around him – unless he idolizes them, in which case they do no wrong. Until they cross him, in which case they are worse than the devil.
Samson is the ultimate authority. This trait is fascinating to watch in some children who are quite convinced they are equally if not more knowledgeable than adults. Keep in mind that the reason children are not diagnosed with antisocial personality disorders is because they are pretty much narcissists.
He is certain he is right and rarely, if ever, wrong. Even when he learns he was wrong, he quickly has a reason why and justifies it with all manner of tall tales, many of which are quite convincing. He frequently believes that others are mistaken or uninformed and that he has the corner on the truth.
How important is knowledge and being right to you?
How difficult is it to let a point go, even when you know it’s wrong and the other person is convinced they’re right?