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Ending Noise Pollution
May 5, 2012 - Joselyn King
I've come to the conclusion the candidate who gets my vote this year is the one who has some plan for stopping noise pollution in society.
The thought occurred to me recently after a neighbor came out to speak to me and pontificate about a happening going on in the neighborhood.
As I waited for break in the conversation to tell him I had learned the problem was being rectified, it became obvious there was no need to even try to talk over him. He had no intention of listening.
He just wanted to vent about how he was being inconvenienced. And unfortunately, some people come with the need for their own HEPA filtration system.
It's wonderful for someone to care enough to have thoughts and opinions about an issue. But sometimes you have to wonder if any thought has gone into that opinion.
A master speaker is someone who not only speaks his or her mind, but can also listen.
Granted, it's not always easy in this day and age to pick out vital information from the static that swirls around us. There is so much being said and sounded out that it all gets confused, and nothing gets done.
Sounds like the U.S. Senate, doesn't it?
A candidate for state office informed me they were running for re-election, but wouldn't be putting out a statement announcing that fact.
"People are just 'over-govermented' right now," that candidate said, inventing a new word. 'I don't want to add to the noise that's already out there"
There's a candidate deserving a vote.
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