Answers to hard questions are seldom black or white. Even when we think we have the obvious solution to a difficult problem, it is doubtful that we’ve exhausted all the possibilities. If we look hard enough, we discover other viewpoints that provide valid routes to the a successful and final destination.
This is as true in relationships, business, school work, sports or any other area of life. Creative thinking and honest dialogue almost always reveal new options; some times as obvious as the proverbial “Nose on our Face”.
Take for instance the government shut down. The issue isn’t really black or white (or Republican or Democratic, if you will). But no solution is evident because our governing officials aren’t looking for any shades of gray. They only see the black and white. And until someone shuts their mouths and opens their eyes and minds, everyone loses.
It’s been said, “No man is so blind as those who choose not to see.” It’s time to look at new options. It’s time to consider a different shade.