Chapter 2. Mapping the Route or We Do Choose

 

The wisest of insights that can be gained by any man or woman is the realization that our world is not so much what it is but what we choose it to be.

 
 --Statement made by a wise individual—or if it wasn't, it should have been.

A number of years ago I, C. Manz, worked as a retail clothing salesperson during a Christmas holiday break from college. One particularly hectic day I observed a woman, amidst a mob of customers, looking through piles of casual slacks. She was obviously very frustrated, and grumbled as she worked her way through the piles. I had been straightening the pants between helping what seemed to be an endless onslaught of customers and I noted that the woman's method of searching was, ...

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