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Tuesday; September 12

The other day I was corresponding with a friend of mine who was trying to decide what to do about the impending arrival of Irma.  As he assessed his decision, he quoted something his father used to tell him – if you are going to be stupid, you’d better be tough!  The first time I read his comment, I just about rolled out of my chair in laughter, but the more I thought about the point, the more I appreciated the wisdom.  In essence, bad decision-making is not for the faint of heart.  When we refuse to be smart, we can’t blame others and we had better be ready to face the consequences for our actions.  Sure, sometimes we might dodge a bullet, but often we’ll end up getting exactly what could be expected. Please don’t misunderstand, I am not advocating that we develop toughness through erroneous thinking, rather I am hoping that we’ll choose wisdom.  We don’t all have to learn the hard way, in fact, the best way to educate ourselves is through the process of pre-testing ideas to make sure…