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Quote of the Day: “I am willing to speak truth to power, but first I must know the truth”

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I am willing to speak truth to power, but first I must know the truth.

This has been an important lesson for me to learn at a deeper level these past few years.  Before I stand up and say what I think, I should make sure that I carefully think and understand the situation.  While some people see the world in black and white, and others in gray, I now see it is a multi-dimensional gradient that is fuzzy.

I should also note, that I actually came up with this quote before learning of Gandhi’s “One needs to be slow to form convictions, but once formed they must be defended against the heaviest odds”, although I think my statement is really an application of his idea.

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Written by Jacob Walker

November 27th, 2013 at 7:25 pm

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