Sunday, January 01, 2017

Setting myself up to fail?

I'm doing it. I'm making a New Year resolution. Unfortunately, it's not the kind that I find easy to make stick, but the other kind. I'm still going to give it a shot and, toward the long-term goal, I give myself permission to slip sometimes (although I will expect to be scolded if I do).

So, what is this resolution all about?

I am going to focus on preaching to the choir.

I'm not dropping the newspaper column, because Money, but I will try to limit my "spreading the message" to that. I may even find a more sensible focus for that column, too, if I'm lucky.

I realize I'm not going to convince fans of aggression and theft that they have been on the wrong side all their lives, and that their beloved uncle who died in some government war was on the wrong side. They don't want to hear it, and will do anything to avoid facing it.

So, I am going to try to focus on talking to YOU.

If some statists are "converted" in the process, great. If not, fine. I'm coming to see that they matter less and less to my actual life anyway.

And, just maybe, I'll come up with one of my other "resolution" type things, too. The type I have been more successful at keeping.


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  1. Happy New Year.

    May 2017 be a healthy and prosperous year for you.

  2. Kent, firstly New Years greetings and best wishes to you for the coming year.

    As much as it pains me, I think you are doing the right thing, and have reached the same conclusion - funny how the room goes quiet when the painful truth is spoken aloud.

    As the flag says 'Times Up', and unfortunately it seems that most are content to remain where they are - that is until they experience a painful lesson.

    Soul destroying, but unfortunately true.

    1. The way I am implementing this on Facebook (and in person) is "Don't be mean to stupid people". I'm trying to ignore them instead.