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January 16, 2018

Reasons OR Reasoning

Filed under: Uncategorized — John Morgan @ 6:27 am

FlunkingCall me late to the party but the duality of the word “reason” just dawned on me.

I’ve known since my grade school days that it’s both a noun and a verb but I never went deeper than that until now.

“The reason I was late was due to a traffic backup.” That use of reason provides us with an excuse.

“Reasoning,” on the other hand, is a process used to convince ourselves or another about a different way to think.

We can reason our life away and make excuses OR we can employ our sense of reasoning and find out our excuses don’t lead to a solution.

That statement should be reason enough to convince yourself to look for a new way to go.

Think back . . . you could come up with 15 different reasons why you were flunking algebra but adamantly avoided following a reasoned solution.

In closing, for the umpteenth time I will reference my 4th grade teacher Miss Wagner’s reasoning: “You can have what you want or your reasons why not.”

All the best,

John



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