It's only you and me and we just disagree

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Austin Texas Homes, LLC 453249

The title above comes from a lyric from an old song by Dave Mason called "We Just Disagree" (see embedded video below). The line before that is "There ain't no good guy, there ain't no bad guy."

This succinctly describes my feelings about so many stories in 2016, both political and otherwise.

Not every newsworthy story has to have a right answer, or a "good guy" and a "bad guy".

Sometimes, it is two bad "guys" or groups against each other, although no one really likes that idea, of course. This notion can often be difficult to accept, especially if you already consider yourself to be a member of one ofthose groups.

Other times, both sides are essentially good, but they have differing solutions. Sadly, that is also an unappealing idea for many of us, although it is a logical assertion.

This latter concept is frequently not tenable because most of us we want to have a team. We like to have a group of like-minded thinkers.

We want to root for something. Or against something. Or...something.

This team notion can be healthy in some instances, and it can also be exceptionally damaging if our initial areas of agreement with our group are misguided from the outset. In other words, if you start on the wrong trajectory, you probably won't end up in the right place.

P.S. On a related note (and as I have stated in the past), it really is okay not to express an opinion on everything you see in the news, I promise.

Then again, free speech is still important. Carry on.  :)

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Jason Crouch - A great line from a great song!  So appropriate for so many things these days!  Happy holidays!

Nov 20, 2016 04:14 PM #1
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Kat Palmiotti
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When I read your subject line, that song immediately came to mind.

Sometimes people jump on a team too quickly. They then wind up with lots of things about that team they don't like but they're already entrenched and find it difficult getting their independent thinking skills back. 

Nov 20, 2016 07:41 PM #2
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Jason Crouch So true. And Dave Mason speaks volumes in how live seems to go. Saw him in Orlando in the 1990's. What a pro!

Nov 20, 2016 09:33 PM #3
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I was a big fan of Traffic and few people know he wrote Feelin Alright made famous by Joe Cocker. This also reminds me about the great song written by Otis Redding, Respect.

Nov 21, 2016 01:06 AM #4
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I don't believe I have heard of this guy bef=fore, but we should all agree that we can disagree civily

Nov 21, 2016 06:38 AM #5
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Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
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bahahaha Jason. Here is Florida (because we are such a contested State) it has gotten downright ugly. No matter who anyone voted for we need to get over it and (as Stephen Stills sang) Love the One You're With!

Nov 21, 2016 11:12 PM #6
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Love the song and the sentiment. 

However, to quote Gump, "Stupid is as stupid does". 

As you say, carry on.

 

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