Sixty miles west of Boston, Massachusetts there is the small New England town of Sturbridge. Located at the junction of I-90 (The Mass Pike), and I-84 it has become known as the "Crossroads of New England". The town was first settled over 300 years ago, and like other small New England towns it has grown just enough over the years to be in a difficult place today. How do we embrace the future without forgetting how we got to our present? How do we attract the right kind of growth, and maintain who we are? And, what about our culture out here in Central Massachusetts?
These pages will cause one to think about how to protect what we have, our future direction, and how to move on in the very best way.
Those thoughts, and other ramblings, will hopefully inspire more thought, conversation, action, and occasionally a smile...
...seems to be working so far
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Moving From Questionable To Confirmed
It is normal to keep our foibles hidden from the rest of the world. That is human nature. What is also human nature is to occasionally let the cat out of the bag.
We can show the world what we strive so hard to keep under wraps by just opening our mouths, writing some poorly thought out words, or, even more dramatically, walking into a glass door.
That is also pretty funny.
Sorry. It is though.
Now, the key word here is "occasionally". When we do it more often than that we move from the "questionable" column to the "confirmed" column.
My preference? Keep 'em guessing. Sometimes it works.
Then there are those that remove any doubt. No need for an x-ray security device here. No. Just listen. Or, read what they write.
The good thing about those that "lift the sheets" so to speak, is that by exposing their inner "workings" we get to know them better, and are better off in dealing with them. Helps you make more informed decisions later on. Sometimes those decisions are made before you get to the alter, or even more importantly, at the polls.
Keep that mind when you hear of someone in a position of responsibility saying, writing, or doing something that you may have thought twice about before doing, or saying yourself.
Oh, and that x-ray above? It's mine. Somethings I don't mind sharing.
At least you know what you're dealing with.