A man jumps from an 8 story building. It's a long way to the ground, but when he lands, he's unhurt. He lands on solid ground with no parachute, no bungee cord. How is this possible?
When I was younger, I remember enjoying riddles like this. Maybe you did, too.
Remember this one?
When he walked into the room, John found Mary dead on the floor in a pool of water. An empty glass lay shattered beside her. What happened?
Lately, between reports in the media and posts on facebook and other social media sites, I think we’ve lost out ability to stop and critically think about what we’ve been presented. A 10-second video clip doesn’t represent the whole picture, just as a quote out of context doesn’t represent the conversation in which it occurred.
Be cautious. Don’t assume you know what the other party is thinking, or their motivation, or that they’re going to do something, or that they’re not going to do anything. Be proactive. Listen before you speak. Get the facts. Get it in writing. And.. Get out of the way of the transaction.
And the man who jumped? I never said where in the building he was WHEN he jumped.