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SENIORS: OBJECTIVITY, WHAT WE BRING TO THE TABLE

May 9th, 2012 | By | Category: Senior Moments Blog

It may be our lot to offer one quality to the discourse with which we are steadily and exhaustively faced. Objectivity. The other day, a friend, with whom I avoid political issues and conversations, declared that “people are getting fed up.” That is, in many quarters, a true, if twisted statement. The outcome of such a declaration often tends toward the radical, the wholly disapproving stance of where things are and where they seem to be going.

Fear does not engender a rational and steady approach to the overwhelming issues of our time. It feeds the rancor and deep down resentment that further aggravates the civil scene. If I shake my fist at you, I do not cultivate the environment for a reasoned and measured approach to problem solving. If /when I raise my voice and use invective to attempt to make a point, I do not contribute to an outcome in which objective differences can be deliberated.