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Musings from Grimm: Thinking outside the box

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H.R. Grimm is responsible for this content, which is not edited by the Wilson County News or

September 28, 2015 | 957 views | 1 comment

I never was much good at coloring inside the proverbial lines, sitting
still for long periods of time, like during church, or accepting things
just because it was told to me. Not that I'm against lines, sitting or
even listening but too often this type of forced conformity seems to
squelch action and creativity for solutions.

It's just that it seems to provide too many people a warm sense of security, like being strapped in a straightjacket. In all reality, it is a binding that keeps a people from getting too involved with the world around us while providing a
sense of being hugged. Regardless, many of us, if we're honest, feel an
inner discomfort at the concept of blindly follow the masses. Like
watching the News broadcasts, night after night, all the while down deep
inside of us there is that God-given voice screaming that something isn't
right. All free thinking people hear it and it sounds like, "What are
they NOT telling us?" Most of us ignore the urge to break free of these
imposed confines but we submit, like coloring to staying inside the
lines, sit still and merely do what we're told without thinking because
that is what we are told to do. We don't really want to but we do it
all anyway.

I am afraid too much of our life is the result of a type of
brainwashed conformity all to control the masses like mandating coloring
inside the lines. We are told to sit down, be quiet, follow along, stay
focused and get along or be sent to sit in a corner. Like being told no
question is a dumb question but if you ask for specific answers and
explanations, you get told to put your hand down and be quiet. I get the
need to develop and instill self discipline in students but if we as a
society are not careful, it will destroy free thinking or crush
creativity for solutions that are needed now and in the future.
Currently, we are told to color everything any color but Judeo-Christian
and even in some Christian circles it is pushed to ignore that the lines
keep moving. We are told that this is the best for the whole but is it
for the best for the whole or a select few? Who's agenda are we actually
following anyway as it sure isn't what my Dad and his generation fought
for in WWII.

We need those who can think outside "the box" or in the USA, we need
people who can think outside "The Belt" of Washington DC. (hrg)
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Bob Pritts  
St Hedwig, TX  
September 28, 2015 1:01pm
HR, I couldn't agree with you more not only on this entire musing but on the last sentence in particular. Generally, the fly-over people tend to believe what they hear from the beltway folks simply because, I believe, they... More ›

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