Reblog from my archives first published August 2012
Time was, when I had far less miles and fewer oil changes, I had a mindset that there was a right and wrong to everything. No gray, no pink, no whatever. Serious thought about most anything resulted in a firm resolution, one way or the other. Opinions, filtered through my paradigms, became fact and were stored in a box labeled Conclusions, to be trotted out as supporting evidence whenever challenged.
I don’t know how many times, over the years, I would open this box, only to find that many of the conclusions contained were, at best, suspect and in many cases obsolete. This however had no profound impact on my system, and new conclusions were always available to replace them.
Experience taught me that I was not alone in my mindset. Everyone had one of these boxes and was more then willing to open theirs when occasions demanded. Many…
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