Yesterday American voters had the chance to elect or re-elect their public representatives and to voice their opinions about ballot issues. Yesterday, the American
Listening can be hard and making assumptions about what another has said can lead to a fracture in a relationship.
people spoke their truth. Now it’s time for those elected to honor their promises to us. I’m not sure we know what those promises really are. I’m not sure that we really heard what all the candidates have said over the long campaign season. Worse, I’m not sure that those we have elected have heard what we really meant. Continue reading
I heard Malcolm Gladwell, author of Outliers and The Tipping Point, speak a few weeks ago. He spoke about linear thinking – the idea that because we know something
No matter how high our heights, at some point the benefit of more levels off, and then, an inevitable decline brings us back down again.
is good for us, we assume that more of it must be better. The truth, he said, is far more complicated, and it’s important to understand that many things are only good for us up to a certain point. After that, what we know to be good things become, in our ignorance, bad things. Continue reading