October 17th, 2017
Assumptions and foregone conclusions are all very well, but what if they made us poorer and less able?
You’ll never know what you could see if you only ever look in one direction.
October 15th, 2017
We frequently abandon conversations before they really get started. Once sparks begin to fly – or we fear that they will – we back off.
Yet that is precisely the moment to engage in discussion, but that would require commitment to overcoming the fears of our own imaginings. Our excuse is that that to keep talking will make things worse. It doesn’t, if you go about it the right way.
The trouble is, no-one ever tells us how to do it, so we grow up with childish notions about opposition automatically leading to a fight.
That only happens because we make it happen by fighting.
October 13th, 2017
We can learn a lot from our elders and betters, yet we often disregard their wisdom.
When somebody has been around for a long time they might have something interesting to tell us.