Treat Problems. Not Symptoms.

Loneliness Is Not a Condition that Can Be Ignored

I have allergies. And they make me miserable. Spring. Summer. And fall. A runny nose. Scratchy throat. And watery eyes. But these are only the effects—not the cause. To get rid of my symptoms, I must deal with the real problem.

 

Allergy symptoms are easy to spot. But not all human conditions are simple to see. If they were, we’d never wait until it was too late. We’d find a remedy and be rid of the reason once and for all.

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Too Much Rhetoric. Not Enough Reflection.

Do we need to keep our opinions to ourselves slightly longer?

Social media has become a dumping ground for us to post problems, opinions, and points of view before contemplation or consideration have taken place. But does the ability to rant for an online audience at the push of button provoke anxiety more than a promote tranquility? Chaos instead of calm? There’s too much rhetoric without reflection being belched into the world.

Timothy Eldred | Rhetoric Without Reflection

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Pondering Before Pontificating

The last thing I do before walking out the door in the morning is to put on my hearing aid. Life and loud noise have left me with only 40% hearing in my right ear. But this little device helps by eliminating background noises and elevating essential sounds and voices. Hearing loss has become a blessing causing me to listen more and speak less. Ask more questions and offer fewer opinions. But I can’t solely depend on technology. I still have pay attention.

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Kneel or Don’t Kneel

Why We Seem to Always Miss the Point

To kneel or not to kneel? That’s the new Shakespearean question of the day. And while people from both sides of the issue are passionate about their position, our society has missed the point.

Timothy Eldred | Kneel or Don't Kneel

To pee standing up or sitting down as a man or woman is another matter we’ve mishandled. And while that debate has lost steam in the news and the pews, the real problem hasn’t disappeared.

I have an opinion on the situations above and hundreds of other subjects. And I’m sure you do as well. But I’m less concerned about convincing you of my beliefs than I am of being human.

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