Thursday, March 12, 2009

Sunshine on a really cold day

Here's a question for today: what's the difference between a mixed message and an integration of different perspectives?

As I write this, the sun is shining very brightly but I know (I was out early) that it is very, very cold out there. The sunshine makes the cold easier to manage and it also seems like a bit of a tease. It would be easy to run out without gloves and then feel somehow like even the weather was tricking you into something. Human beings often handle such contradictions easily: we just move back and forth between the two positions.

Can you move back and forth so quickly that you see the sunshine and feel the cold at the same time? Of course you can.

So why do we get so frustrated by the mixed messages that mixed (and mixed up) human beings send us?

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