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A Little Uncommon Sense

From time to time, I will hear someone say: “What we need in this country is a little common sense.” I know you’ve all heard it too. I think I know what they mean and I don’t disagree with the notion.

But may I suggest that we can do with a little “uncommon sense” too. By that I mean, thinking long and hard about something before you form an opinion. I mean listening, REALLY LISTENING to other points of view. I mean, changing your approach if something isn’t working out. I mean, admitting when you are wrong and standing up for others even when you disagree with them. I also mean, sometimes keeping your opinion to yourself.

As the great country lawyer, Abraham Lincoln said: “Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and remove all doubt.”

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