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6Be Professional, Not Professorial

Words are like eyeglasses;they blur everything that they do not make clear.

JOSEPH JOUBERT

An acquaintance of mine, Troy, can shut down a party quicker than a police raid. Worse, he has no intention of doing so.

Take last Sunday afternoon for an example. About thirty of us gathered at a local golf club after church for a leisurely lunch. Seated on both sides of two long tables, first one and then another opened a new discussion topic. “What are you thinking about the elections?” Two or three jumped in with opinions. Then Troy. “You have to look at this upcoming election historically.” He waxed on for two or three minutes, providing historical “significance” for the elections rather than mere opinion.

Then someone ...

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