Setting Myself Up To Fail?

I’m doing it. I’m making a New Year resolution. Unfortunately, it’s not the kind that I find easy to make stick, but the other kind. I’m still going to give it a shot and, toward the long-term goal, I give myself permission to slip sometimes (although I will expect to be scolded if I do).

So, what is this resolution all about?

I am going to focus on preaching to the choir.

I’m not dropping the newspaper column, because Money, but I will try to limit my “spreading the message” to that. I may even find a more sensible focus for that column, too, if I’m lucky.

I realize I’m not going to convince fans of aggression and theft that they have been on the wrong side all their lives, and that their beloved uncle who died in some government war was on the wrong side. They don’t want to hear it, and will do anything to avoid facing it.

So, I am going to try to focus on talking to YOU.

If some statists are “converted” in the process, great. If not, fine. I’m coming to see that they matter less and less to my actual life anyway.

And, just maybe, I’ll come up with one of my other “resolution” type things, too. The type I have been more successful at keeping.

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Kent McManigal

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