Storytelling

A relaying of moments from the past imaginings as part of the celebration of the present.  ?

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Understand & Act

Understanding

Know thy self.  Or better, understand myself and my thought processes, and be ruthlessly intolerant of those thoughts that lead poor decisions.  I believe my seeming pathological need for certainty in particular situations and contexts creates fertile ground for self-inhibiting thoughts to sprout up.  Thoughts that, if acted upon, inhibit my ability to move forward in my relationships and my profession.  I want to understand how to better recognize those situations so that I can better manage my thought processes while in them.

We all do things in particular situations that at the time seem reasonable.  But then upon reflection, we realize that what we did was in a word, Stupid.  Or at the very least, counter productive.  And then I think, damn it, if only I’d recognized the situation I was helping develop and managed my thoughts more accordingly, I would not have said or done THAT.

The Madame Secretary and Integrity

The casual observer is quickly becoming an endangered species in an electorate so tuned in and turned on.  Those that vote, at least, are too informed to stay on the sidelines of opinion making.  They can, and will make their own opinions based, not on the loudest talking-head on Fox, but on what they read and digest on social media.  Those “news” outlets that have learned to bundle together their message, be it conservative or progressive, etc. can thrive.  Blaze relies on the viewers of other like-minded outlets for their own viewership.  It’s what creates the “echo chamber” so many now live in.  But that’s another topic.

So, the upshot of all this; an “informed” electorate is guessing correctly that those in Washington really do view them as a hassle at best, sheep that need tending at worst.  And, they’re not too happy about it.