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Friday; November 24

Have you noticed how loud our world can be?  For some, this din is actual physical noise, but for the rest of us, the noise is more a collective shouting of “Look At Me”!  Our high-profile athletes pound their chest or mock their competitors to highlight their accomplishments.  Our politicians are quick to point out their victories while limiting their failures.  Products are sold using superlatives such as “best”, “greatest”, “new and improved” or “supreme”.  It seems like, in an effort to get attention, we shout our claims of superiority and hide (or lie about) our defects. I am not sure that our world will ever reverse the trend of creating noise to promote itself, but as good, decent people we need to make sure that we don’t get caught up in all the hype.  I am reminded of a company whose unofficial slogan might have been “under-promise” and “over-deliver”.  In essence, don’t make claims you won’t keep while seeking to provide greater service than was outlined in the warranty or co…