Rock, Hole, Tree

Life Lesson

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Jim was young and proud of the family farm.

Before day break, he saddled up for chores and off he went!

His Dad had asked him to lean a while on that rock by the hole and old tree near the river bed.

At dinner Dad asked about the rock.

It didn’t budge an inch.

Son, I never expected it to.

I just asked you to lean on it, not move it.

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If you are reading this, smile for the camera.

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My Medium goal is to write articles that offer exciting and unique insights on human behavior.

I follow writers that post short informative articles.

Medium is a hobby, you squeeze it in. Otherwise less time for family, friends, rest and relaxation.

Medium offers us the opportunity to exchange ideas with understanding and civil discourse.

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A Personal Story

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In the 70’s I wrote an article for the college paper.

The professor said he expected more from a journalism student.

Come back with a revision tomorrow as he returned to shuffling papers.

I had a few friends read it and it was obvious.

My article was biased. I did not search out or include other points of view.

This single event is why I am an advocate for Public Civil Discourse.

I am optimistic that civil discourse will earn its place at the table and clear a path to a brighter and healthier civilization.

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