How To Use The Election To Sharpen Your Mind And Business Skills

October 23, 2012

"‘When we both hold and question our truths we become lifelong learners rather than absolute knowers...Not seduced by certainty, we can be open to the truth.’—Yearnings: Embracing the Sacred Messiness of Life, by Irwin Kula.
Okay, it’s almost election time, folks. The debates are concluded. Undecideds are deciding. Early birds are mailing in their ballots. Now is an excellent time to evaluate the health of your own open-mindedness. Do you really believe the other candidate is a dishonest liar? Is he a craven, self-interested captive of special interests? Do you think the other party (the one you’re voting against) has absolutely no leg to stand on, and might even damage the country?

In the e-social era we can easily choose to associate solely with those who agree with us. If we want reinforcement for our point of view, it’s ours with a mouse click. Want ammunition to disparage the other side? One or two key-word searches should do it. No matter how strong your opinion is, however, Rabbi Kula’s words of wisdom are still wise. Life is messy. No one has a monopoly on the truth (even you, dear reader). And no matter which side you’re on, here’s a newsflash: The other side might win!..."

By Don Peppers from Fast Company