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OXYMORONIC NORMS

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OXYMORONIC NORMS

 “No one goes to that restaurant anymore – it’s always too crowded.” Yogi Berra.

(a) Honest opinion

(b) Experience is the best teacher.

These two contradictory phrases, impossible though they appear, may very well be a precise definition of a behavioral tendency toward littering the language with oxymoronic detritus.

Good grief, I hope this doesn’t mean that my creative flow of great ideas is growing smaller.

THE OBJECTIVE POINT OF VIEW

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THE OBJECTIVE POINT OF VIEW

Yes, I know; the OXYMORONIC information contained in the title of this article is obvious. But consider these if you will:

Those who vote rhetorically are not voters but doters.

Those who choose sides are not choosers but losers.

Those who seek solutions lead by default.

Those who seek to lead are at fault.

AND…

Those who TAKE steps to discover themselves  are eager to share their discoveries.

Those who OBEY steps lose themselves and are eager to enforce their new rules.

Oddly, members of either group would probably agree with these words and defend them.

Rulekeepers say that Pathfinders lack discipline and have a serious ego problem.

Pathfinders say that Rule Keepers are bullies and have a serious ego problem.

Is either group right? Is either group wrong?

Please, keep comments to less than 139 words.

 

OXYMORONIC NORMS

lee_broom

OXYMORONIC NORMS

 “No one goes to that restaurant anymore – it’s always too crowded.” Yogi Berra.

(a) Honest opinion

(b) Experience is the best teacher.

These  contradictory phrases, impossible though they appear, may very well be a precise definition of a behavioral tendency toward littering the language with oxymoronic detritus.

Enough of this insane wisdom. 

I’m not sure where this is going but as I muddled my way through the day  researching various modes of transportation I smiled and frowned as I met the requirements of UBER. I gave them my information including a credit card number and as I attempted to complete the transaction I was asked if I had read the accompanying contractual agreement. The only way I could read it was to cancel the form I had just filled out.

I smiled an frowned at the same time.

THE OBJECTIVE POINT OF VIEW

lee_broom

THE OBJECTIVE POINT OF VIEW

Yes, I know; the OXYMORONIC information contained in the preceding remark is obvious. But consider these if you will:

Those who vote rhetorically are not voters but doters.

Those who choose sides are not choosers but losers.

Those who seek solutions lead by default.

Those who seek to lead are at fault.

AND…

Those who TAKE steps to discover themselves  are eager to share their discoveries.

Those who OBEY steps lose themselves and are eager to enforce their new rules.

Oddly, members of either group would probably agree with these words and defend them.

Rulekeepers say that Pathfinders lack discipline and have a serious ego problem.

Pathfinders say that Rule Keepers are bullies and have a serious ego problem.

Is either group right? Is either group wrong?

Please, keep comments to less than 139 words.

 

OXYMORONIC NORMS

lee_broom

OXYMORONIC NORMS

 “No one goes to that restaurant anymore – it’s always too crowded.” Yogi Berra.

(a) Honest opinion

(b) Experience is the best teacher.

These two contradictory phrases, impossible though they appear, may very well be a precise definition of a behavioral tendency toward littering the language with oxymoronic detritus.

Good grief, I hope this doesn’t mean that my creative flow of great ideas is growing smaller.

THE OBJECTIVE POINT OF VIEW

lee_broom

THE OBJECTIVE POINT OF VIEW

Yes, I know; the OXYMORONIC information contained in the preceding remark is obvious. But consider these if you will:

Those who vote rhetorically are not voters but doters.

Those who choose sides are not choosers but losers.

Those who seek solutions lead by default.

Those who seek to lead are at fault.

AND…

Those who TAKE steps to discover themselves  are eager to share their discoveries.

Those who OBEY steps lose themselves and are eager to enforce their new rules.

Oddly, members of either group would probably agree with these words and defend them.

Rulekeepers say that Pathfinders lack discipline and have a serious ego problem.

Pathfinders say that Rule Keepers are bullies and have a serious ego problem.

Is either group right? Is either group wrong?

Please, keep comments to less than 139 words.