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Choose clarity over reactivity

Dear Editor:

When there exists a certain “war against” mindset, the tendency is to only see what one wants to see and then often misinterpret it.

Personalizing, blaming, complaining and making accusations such as “misrepresentation,” “incompetence” or “dishonesty” are grievances that tend to strengthen the need to be right and have someone else or a situation to be wrong. It can even create a position of moral superiority in relationship to the person or situation judged to be wanting.

In our upcoming May 5 election, let us not lose perspective. We can act like a swarm of angry red ants, or we can choose peace and mindful insight over drama. We can then decide with clarity rather than reactivity what we feel is best for the long-range interests of our community.

Anne Byard

Aspen


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