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No One Promised You Fair

“No one promised you fair,” Mom would always quip when some unearned indignity had been visited upon me in my callow youth. I thought her quite unsympathetic. Her words of wisdom, however, stayed with me my entire life. So what does this have to do with anything?
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Pioneering Ideals

We live ‘Out West’ and still believe in many pioneering ideals. People came here because they could envision something better and were willing to work hard for it. People still come for that reason. Out West, we are hard-working folk who understand the-buck-stops-with-us. We are responsible for what we create – at every level.

“The trail is the thing, not the end of the trail. Travel too fast, and you miss all you are traveling for.” — Louis L’Amour
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Pioneer Thinking versus Entitlement

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I know I often write about psychological inertia (PI) and the problems it creates, but today I want to talk about how PI can be beneficial in some cases and detrimental in other cases.  As Americans, we used to embrace some PI that was great (the pioneering spirit) and I fear we are in danger of losing it – replacing it – overwriting it with something new (a system of entitlement).

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