Often because of false pride, people make foolish mistakes. They do not take the time to evaluate the facts to make a logical decision. Frequently, they make choices bases on emotion. The way the world is today, it is wiser to think things through. When making a decision the first step is to determine all the facts without emotion. For example, let’s use the purchase of a home. After searching various neighborhoods and areas you find a home that you believe is your dream home. You immediately want to put an offer in. Wrong. The absolute first step is to verify the values in the neighborhood. Once you are sure that the home is at fair market value, have it inspected. Often people will read the inspection report and think that whatever the repairs are it can be resolved quickly. That is not always the case. The foundation could be cracked, the roof could leak, the water heater is over ten years old and so much more. However, because you gushed over the home, told all your friends, you now have too much pride not to purchase it. This is also true in other situations. People are afraid to admit something or have too much pride and believe they may look like a fool. Either way it is costly either emotionally or financially. In the Good Gus series people did have pride in their homes, families, farms and ranches. When Ray adopted Liam he was beaming with pride. The Good Gus Series is available online at Kindle, Nook and Waterstones. Hard copies, personally autographed, are available through our website www.goodgusbooks.com along with past blogs for your reading enjoyment. Digitizing for all the books are available now! “Misplaced Trust” is now available on Amazon in e-book form.