|Freshly spun yak/merino blend|
Back in my journalist days I had to come up with at least an opinion every week--commonly known as an editorial. I recall Jack Sanders, the executive editor of the newspaper group I worked for, telling us that we didn't have to be right, we just had to make a good case. And when writing articles, I would basically gather and present disparate opinions on any given topic--in local news that would be the school budget or plans for a highway bypass.
So if any of you wonder why when you turn to any news channel/website/paper etc. you are deluged with strong, right seeming opinions, please keep in mind that these people are having these strong opinions for a living. Yes, it is just a job. You can ignore all of them if you want. They know they don't have to be right, they just have to make a good case.
|Carded Icelandic--some say it is best combed.|
So really we live in a cacophony of opinion. Probably way too many opinions for our own good. And so I will continue to reread the book on mindfulness and hope to at least still to a dull roar my own racing opinions and take a moment to breathe, enjoy the moment and simply be.