"Stating the obvious" is how I've spent much of the last quarter century ("people are important"). Fact is, there's little more important than stating the obvious—over and over.
So here I go again:
The problem is rarely the problem. The response to the problem is usually the problem. (Think Watergate and Martha Stewart.)
Ta-da: So work proactively and assiduously on that response—remembering, to state the obvious, that ... perception is all there is!
Genesis: an incredibly crappy ("die rather than go back") experience at the Boca Raton Resort & Club—which doubly annoyed me because I had such a lovely time with newfound colleagues at the Direct Selling Association, and wished (literally) to savor the experience, not have it supplanted by an untoward event. The "event"/problem, as implied above, was far from endangering the earth; but the stunningly & repeatedly rude & inept & disingenuous* (*"disingenuous" = lie/s) response to the problem played havoc with my blood pressure as well as my morale and my view of humankind. (NB: Uncharacteristically, I plan to get even. E.g., starting with this Blogpost.)
Before blogging became all the rage, Tom was posting book reviews and Observations (essentially early blog posts) to this site. You can find the archives below.
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