Just one of the many crappy posts I will be writing in the next several months. For those who are unaware this is about the controversy going on with the new Santaquin Sewer.. and how the town is acting like getting the new sewer is the worst thing ever because most of them have been misinformed about the subject from a small group of men who are finding joy in trying to ruin the reputation of good people. For these men(and their wives) it isn't really even about the sewer. It is about their egos and in their minds winning. The main man behind it even told my dad he would ruin his life if he ran for Mayor. Honestly, why are people listening to him?
We all know pot stirrers. These people love to make others miserable. My psychology answer says that they are unhappy people and since we all know misery loves company, they are dragging others down in the crap with them. However, even knowing that, I am amazed at how many people get plopped into the crap being dumped in the pot. What happened to giving people the benefit of the doubt? or doing research to get facts before forming an opinion? Just because your neighbor is nice and maybe is the primary president does not make her a reliable source. Maybe one should be so bold as to ask where they got their information? did they attend meetings on the matter? Did they read articles written in the paper? Did they look at statistics? Did they talk to someone in charge of the project? We elect city officials to make decisions on our behalf. The reason we do this is because the average citizen in not knowledgeable enough to know what is best for his/her community. So why are so many challenging their leaders they have voted in? Is it because they listened to the pot stirrers, thus joining them and causing a major clog. We we all know what can happen when there is a major clog. Things start to erupt and spew. This town has erupted and spewed with anger and contention. People are lashing out in anger and hating those who were once good friends. I wish people would stop to think about their actions. Should an issue be making them this angry? Could it be that maybe the stuff they have heard is a bunch of crap? maybe it is time to take action and start cleaning out the pot. Every little effort will help. With each person who steps forward and is willing to get the facts for themselves from the proper sources the pot will get a little clearer. Pretty soon we might be able to flush away all of the negativity and once again become good neighbors and friends.
The Encouragement Challenge
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