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Friday, Nov. 29, 2019
Why are we afraid to ask whether anyone agrees with us?
Are we too polite? Or, are we afraid of the answer?
Out there, likely not far away
(though these days someone halfway around the world is only a point-click-thought away),
someone agrees with me.
Someone likes me.
Someone thinks kindly of me, toward me.
This is true, I expect, for all of us.
If so, who needs two? Who needs more than two?
Right questions, but we all know that two isn’t enough, nor are three?
We live in a society more focused on how we are seen or heard – and by how many, than on who we are?
More focused on what people think of us than what we feel about ourselves. More concentrated on whether we aligned with someone, or a viewpoint, cause, party, philosophy.
When was the last time you sat with a total stranger, to ask:
“Tell me, please, what do you think about __________?”
When was the last time you sat with a friend to ask that?
With your spouse?
With a customer, competitor, adversary, neighbor – and just asked them that?
There is no shortage of people, corporations, governments, and societal forces sending you a message about what you should think – but isn’t it more important to know what you think?
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