We are surrounded by talk of, and alternate takes on, events of the day.

There is endless coverage, and much discussion, of current events — national and international. Hardy a day passes that we are not soaked, drenched, and drowned in comments and commentaries — who said what, when they said it, what they meant. It is hard to know what really happened, and how we really feel about it.

I have decided that the best thing I can do if to listen carefully, read as much as I can, consider the sources, consider the motivation of the sources, and form my own opinions. If I can’t decide what I think — I have to withhold judgment for now, and wait for more information.

I want to be my own person, think my own thoughts, live my original life, create my own identity, speak my own truth. To help me reach those goals, I am inspired by the quotation of Oscar Wilde. I don’t want to be like his “most people.”

“Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else’s opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.” Oscar Wilde