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Leading into the Light

@DrJanice: Is part of the problem with communication that we have con-versations when we should have pro-versations? #justasking
There is a famous old Peanuts cartoon. Linus, the budding philosopher, quotes “It is better to light one candle rather than curse the darkness”, whereupon Lucy, ever the pessimist, yells something like, “You stupid darkness!”
Before you choose your favorite (and yes, one choice is more socially desirable) consider the advantages of being a Lucy. You never have to expend much energy finding the candle and lighting it.You don’t have to actually achieve anything, so you don’t have to put forth any effort.You won’t have to challenge any of your old beliefs, even the ones that make you miserable.Are you with me? There is a choice here to be made. To do something positive that causes the light to be lit – or to curse it for not lighting itself.
Make no mistake about it: there is a lot of darkness in the world. You may not be feeling very positive about searching for l…