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Cultivating Indifference

March 21, 2017

Profound wisdom from Ronnie! Plus a puppy with larger ears than Pixie!!

Ronnie McBrayer

“You have two ears and one mouth, so listen twice as much as you speak.” My father recited this proverb to me more than a few times as I was growing up (Along with the snarky, “Children should be never heard and rarely seen.”). I can’t say that I fully heeded his lesson: I make a living by speaking, writing, and spouting words.

Yet, some of his wisdom has stuck with me. I’m learning how to say less and listen more; to value the quiet and cherish silence; and I’m learning that I don’t have to have a protracted opinion on every single issue – religious, social, political, or otherwise.

Everybody is an expert on everything, it appears these days, and they must tell the world. Give it a few more years and the majority of the population will be writing opinion pieces on “Drudge,” the “Huffington Post” or every…

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