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Way Out

b2ap3_thumbnail_MP900309275In other parts of the world, i.e., outside the United States, you will be guided to the exit from a structure of some sort by signs that say, “Way Out.” Clever when you think about it because is so clear, concise and most importantly, descriptive.  One can’t confuse “Way Out” with anything other than the way out of the building, or whatever.

Okay…some of you are thinking about the cliché, “way out,” as in out of the bounds of normal.  I would contend when you see a sign in an airport, for instance, that says, “Way Out,” you’re not going to be confused into thinking you’re coming to some ragged edge of reality.

So what’s my real point?  Well, the good news is I do have one beyond the discussion to this point in the post.  The point is best made by a thought expressed by Robert Frost, “The best way out is always through.”

If you are looking for a way out of some kind of trouble or dilemma, Frost’s point is not to try and avoid the issues.  Avoidance is usually not the answer. On the contrary, the answer is usually in facing up to the situation; figuring out your alternatives; choosing one and acting on it.

Makes sense to me and therefore, doesn’t seem to be way out!

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