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Narrow Minded

the special gift

When we were all growing up we were continually exposed to narrow minded people. We were presented to a variety of opinions many of which we had no desire to hear. Often people would give their ideas and thoughts which they expected us to accept it without question. If you even attempted to disagree most individuals back then would say any of the following.  “You are too young. You have no idea what you are talking about. I am older and smarter than you. Don’t you dare disagree with me.  I am always right.” That is just a sampling.  The worst part is that if you have family members, or even parents who had a variety of prejudices you were punished for not listening and obeying them and their thoughts.  The average person would suddenly realize when they were no longer exposed to these narrow minded individuals, that they were generally one hundred wrong.  As children we like everyone unless they are not nice to us.  However, with narrow minded parents you generally end up following in their footsteps and become closed minded. This is seriously what probably led to prejudices.  Eventually, as we grow up we form our own thoughts and opinions and they are not always in agreement with our families. For example, we we all moved on to higher education where we met a variety of people.  I went to a business school.  I thought everyone was very nice.  It was a good experience. In the Good Gus series I wrote various characters who were acquaintances or my friends.  That is the main reason the series is multiethnic. The Good Gus Series is available online at Kindle, Nook and Waterstones. Hard copies, personally autographed, are available through our website along with past blogs for your reading enjoyment. Digitizing for all the books are available now! Please consider adding “The Special Gift” as a new Christmas tradition. Books one and two are now available along with “The Special Gift” on the Tractor Supply website.

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