We always have a choice as to which path to follow.
“Really, weren’t these facts just placeholders until the long view could really assert itself?”—David Levithan
I’m a journalist, trained, degreed, the whole nine yards. In fact, I stated my illustrious journalism career at the Kansas City Star, the same newspaper where Ernest Hemingway and Walt Disney started their road to fame.
The last few years, however, I’ve begun to alter my beliefs about “the facts” I’m sworn by my profession to seek.
I’m not so sure that “just the facts, ma’am” is helpful anymore. In fact, these so-called “facts” create a negative energetic momentum that I no longer want to perpetuate.
The “facts” I now choose to report are that happiness is our birthright, that love is the only reality and that the only reason the “facts” sometimes look otherwise is because that’s what we’ve spent so many years focusing upon.
I now know that it’s unproductive to talk, report…
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