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Pleasing everyone is impossible but trying is worth the effort

July 23, 2010
By Wayne Sheets Contributing Business Writer

Anyone who does anything in hopes of improving their community or tries to help keep its citizens informed cannot help but "put some folks out" as the old timers used to say about offending or displeasing others. I have been privileged to write this column for six years (how time flies when you're having fun!) come next month. It has been many things - an opportunity for which I shall always be grateful, an unprecedented learning experience, satisfying, frustrating and at times so maddening I want to quit. (Some would agree with the latter and say, "Do it.") At times I've been, as have all others who have the privilege to express personal opinions or make suggestions in a public media, criticized because one simply disagrees with what's been said or things said were taken out of context, misunderstood or for what ever reason the reader deems it his right to disagree. That's fine; it's part of our guarantee by the Bill of Rights. Without criticism and discussion this would be a very boring world.



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