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12/10/07

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Three things I strongly disagree with... sorta...

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Allow me to share three things that I do not agree with... sorta.

Basically, it's stuff to consider about standing up and being heard...

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#1: Don't agitate!

I forgot where I found it... one of those Weird "X" websites that highlight little known touristy things in a particular area. The site talked about a "folk artist" who had a farm anyone could visit with loads of interesting and odd bits of sculpture made of effectively garbage.

On the side of one barn, he had nailed up nothing but the agitators from washing machines (laundry machines) and their respective parts... he referred to it as "The Wall of Agitators" or something like this...

The man, like me, obviously lived to deliver a punchline.

When someone asked "Why" there was a wall of agitators, he replied...

Without agitation, nothing comes clean.

Something to consider...

When asked by a young follower in 1895, shortly before his death, what the young man could do to further the cause of equal rights, Frederick Douglass replied "Agitate, agitate, agitate."

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#2: Don't stir the pot!

Most people have cooked SOMETHING... and if you have cooked, have you cooked anything in a pot?

..if so, what happens when you STOP stirring?

Stuff burns, sticks to the bottom... and generally the meal is ruined and the pot impossible to clean.

...so, is it REALLY so bad to stir the pot?

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#3: Question Authority!

Don't question authority.

No, this does NOT mean that suddenly, like certain political lemmings, in order to "save face" for a side of the spectrum I'm suggesting that you blindly agree and nod along with bad decisions and poor information from a ruling oligarchy... not at all.

My variation?

Don't question authority, question EVERYONE that would assume authority!

You see, too many times people in the civilized world will rail against some sort of bad leadership or even philosophical stance only to bring in change that is, in essence, exactly the same as that which they had issues with.

I often equate it to living in a house made of rotten timbers... and thinking a new coat of paint will make it better.

Also, you need to question authority too... because not all persons in a leadership position are bad or evil... but they may have 70% reasonable ideas and 30% crapola swimming about in their noodle... and it may behove you NOT to (again) nod along like a toy dog with a spring head in the back of an old Buick riding along a dirt road... but to bring up your ideas and concerns.

Questioning anyone does NOT mean being against them... it means possibly strengthening their stance by giving them alternative feedback.

So don't JUST question authority, question everyone and anyone.

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