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Reader Opinion: Taking a higher road

Reparations of health will need to be supplied and applied. No easy task, but necessary and valuable toward looking forward with a wider more encompassing scope.

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We are part of The Trust Project.

H is for health — which we cannot do without and which, while attainable, can be found to be lacking in our diets, outlooks and bodies politic.

Regardless of the outcomes of the governmental races, there are wide swaths of constituents that will not hold sway and savor the election burger made their way.

Most responses will be within reasonable ranges though some ragings and more rantings will be on display.

There will remain continuing and long-standing needs to repair our health; mentally, physical and economically.

We can kindly apply a healing and soothing salve of recognition, understanding and compassion, coupled with tools for learnings toward making improvements.

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We may have become more attitudinally obese with our inflated sense of self. And now we have to better examine the choices of our own political diets, which could have over-abundances of less healthy selfish sugars and fraudulent fats.

Political viabilities could elevate to a more helpful construct than the jingoistic voodoos that have permeated some thought patterns in malevolent television advertisements. And our social media bloodstreams are sullied.

Medications of merit can be prescribed, but in a larger sense we will need to make lifestyle changes to improve the life experiences and expectancies for ourselves and for others.

Reparations of health will need to be supplied and applied. No easy task, but necessary and valuable toward looking forward with a wider more encompassing scope.

And driving this seismic shift will require both leadership and self-determination to take the higher roads; restraining and refraining from flipping off the more careless and even reckless drivers and retraining ourselves to adopt wider angles of approach and better angels of reproach.

Though sometimes, in a day, the best we can manage is to ably avoid becoming collateral damage.

Philip L M Vaughan

Lake Edward Township

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