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‘People Want True Things’

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Ken Stiggers

Miss Doodle Mae: "The weekly Critical Thinking Thursday Morning Staff Meeting at Jojo's Discount Dollar Store has become quite popular. Staff members like the opportunity to vent and share what's on their minds before work begins. Jojo has noticed improved customer-service practices and genuine enthusiasm from his employees.

"During the question-and-answer session of the staff meeting, my baby sister, little Dipsy Doodle Mae, posed a thought-provoking question to Jojo and staff."

Dipsy Doodle Mae: "I've been watching the presidential debates. In my very humble opinion, these debates look like an elite membership of millionaires vying to control the affairs of common folk. Why can't someone from the 47 or 99 percent run for president?"

Jojo: "Good question, little Dipsy Doodle Mae. At this time, I'm afraid I do not have the answer. All I have to say is to avoid getting caught up in the nonsense at your mind's expense. Also, when times like these make you shake your head and wonder what's happening in this world, consider these thought-provoking lyrics sung by Patti Labelle, Nona Hendryx and Sarah Dash (a.k.a. Labelle):

'People want true things


Or nothing at all


People want sincerity


And nothing more'

"Also, consider this critical thinking point: People need love, peace and power. This is not a fight because this is not a war.

"Then, ask those politicians lobbying for your support: What can you really do for the common folk and me?

"Have a great day, staff!"

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