On Generalizations, Generally

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On Generalizations, Generally

 

 

Pondering in Monterey Hills

 

 

On Generalizations, Generally 

 

Although I can find it difficult at times, I try not to use the word Always.  Or Never.  Those who know me are aware of my use of the expression "it depends" as part of my lexicon.  I tend to use it because it fits for many of the situations we face in life.  It's a conversation starter and with the additional information we gain we get closer to the truth. I think that is a good thing.  The examples of true absolutes in life is rather rare in my opinion.  To say the least. This quote, previously unknown to me as was the author Daniel Lubetzky seem to fit my thoughts.   Generally.  

 

I make mistakes daily,

letting generalizations creep into my thoughts and negatively affect my behavior. 

These mistakes have taught me that the first step to successfully choosing kindness

is being more mindful about it,

letting go of impatience and and intolerance along the way. 

                                                                                                           

                                                                                                           Daniel Lubetzky

 

 

 

The photo in this post was taken by Michael Jacobs of Budd Wiener Park in the hillside community of Monterey Hills in the city of Los Angeles 90042.

 

 

On Generalizations, Generally

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Michael Jacobs

 

CalBRE # 01165532

2065 Huntington Drive

P. O. Box 587

Pasadena, CA 91102

Call/Text:  818.516.4393

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Steve Higgins
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Hi Michael,

Good post. Great quote thanks for sharing. 

Jun 12, 2019 05:37 PM #18
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Michael Jacobs
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Thanks, Steve Higgins 

Jun 12, 2019 05:55 PM #19
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Joan Cox
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Michael, always and never rarely should be used, as situations are rarely so definite, I agree! 

Jun 14, 2019 10:02 AM #20
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
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We agree...the exception may be...like eating liver and onions..oh not ! 

Jun 15, 2019 05:08 AM #21
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Michael Jacobs
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Joan Cox - probably not a good strategy.

Sally K. & David L. Hanson - there are likely other food choices that may make your list of foods people don't prefer but you selected a worthy contender.  

Jun 15, 2019 05:19 AM #22
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
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Hi Michael Jacobs

I resonated with the part of Daniel's quote where he stated the first step to successfully choosing kindness is being more mindful about it. We have to be mindful about everything we do. How many times have we watched someone do something without thinking about being mindful and said to ourselves, what were they thinking?

Jun 15, 2019 05:32 PM #23
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Michael Jacobs
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE® - ever since I found this quote I have researched Daniel Lubetzky's story and have been impressed by what he has achieved so far.  I hope to share that in a future post.  

Jun 15, 2019 05:40 PM #24
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Roy Kelley
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Good Sunday morning, Michael. 

Have a very special day and an outstanding week.

Jun 16, 2019 04:42 AM #25
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Michael Jacobs
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And the same to you, Roy Kelley 

Jun 16, 2019 06:42 AM #26
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Brian England
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Such a positive outlook you have my friend, one of the many fine qualities that you possess!

Jun 16, 2019 07:12 AM #27
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Michael Jacobs
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Brian England - that's very nice of you to say but I have a long journey that is circuitous at best before I reach the point of being/staying positive.  

Jun 16, 2019 10:23 AM #28
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I like James Dray 's comment. Always remember never to use the words...always and never.

Jun 16, 2019 07:15 PM #29
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Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland - I can't argue with your choice.  

Jun 16, 2019 07:52 PM #30
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
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Good morning Michael Jacobs ,

I've learned "Never say never." Things change. I've adopted your saying "It depends" as it seems more relevant to life these days.

Jun 17, 2019 06:01 AM #31
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Michael Jacobs
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR - "it depends" sums up so many ways to respond.  It helps the conversation in the way we effectively communicate.  

Jun 17, 2019 06:12 AM #32
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Hahaha, I'm ALWAYS entertained when I come visit and read your blog posts. And that's a fact, not a generalization. I NEVER leave disappointed.  With that said, totally get your point. ;) 

Jun 20, 2019 07:35 AM #33
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Michael Jacobs
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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD - and thanks for the comment.  I figured you would get the point. 

Jun 20, 2019 12:36 PM #34
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Michael:

I seem to use "it depends" more and more all the time! Generalizations of never and always...and perhaps others...can be dangerous I think although I suspect there are some safety situations where always and never might apply.

Jeff

Jun 20, 2019 08:33 PM #35
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Jane Chaulklin-Schott
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Michael Jacobs, I will remember to use your saying, "It depends."  I like that and have a feeling it incorporate positively. 

Jun 20, 2019 08:52 PM #36
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Michael Jacobs
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Jeff Dowler, CRS - y0ou're correct, those generalizations can often be dangerous.

Jane Chaulklin-Schott - I haven't thought of the positive implications of "it depends" but if that "works" for you, I like that. 

Jun 21, 2019 05:46 AM #37
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