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Thursday, August 9, 2012

Don't Read This

OK - so you don't follow directions, take advice or read Warning Labels very well.
Me either.
Rules were made to be broken, right?

Here's the thing: nobody likes bad news. Especially if it's going to require a change, to get out of your "comfort zone". But when a bad storm is approaching, even those who eschew "bad news" will tune in for the latest weather report. That information - however scary - becomes a life line (see Katrina et al).

Talk Radio teaches the practitioner a few things. Everybody has an opinion and most people have little-to-no factual clue what their talking about or why they believe it. For most, they "heard it somewhere". For others, their opinions are based on the adrenalin of their emotions, their feelings: "I feel Obama is doing a great job." Fine - but what do you think? More appropriately: Do you think?

Two great quotes to take with you:
        "You are entitled to your own opinion, but not your own facts"
                         Daniel Patrick Moynihan
                 
 "You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of      avoiding reality
                                Ayn Rand


These are "focusing quotes". When applied, they compel one to stay focused on the issue at hand and not wander off into the weeds of rhetoric and irrelevance.

That circles us back to the Warning Label above. Here are two articles (and a short vid) you should not read if you are allergic to disturbing news supported by facts or you prefer feelings to reality.

If you're read this far, I suspect you will click here and then here.

You're welcome.

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