With blazing speed we can text, tweet, send videos and messages worldwide. However, it seems as if the more megabytes, the less common sense we employ to process all the information. It's as if information is being pumped into our brains with a high-speed camera but what emerges is a slow-motion picture of reality.
Decision making proceeds at a snail's pace. Committees have to be formed. Each word and every sentence must be parsed for meaning and intent. Experts are employed to expound. Talking heads dissect each pixel to the nth degree. Politicians pontificate. It doesn't matter if it's Benghazi, the behavior of athletes, the battle against ISIS, the legal battles over marijuana or health care.
The gravity of each situation is measured not by what is decent or moral but by who can overwhelm the other side with reams of paper and a never-ending stream of opinions. When the final gavel falls, we sometimes wonder what precipitated all that babel.
Plain old common sense has gone missing, buried in a tsunami of sentences and syntax. I long for the simple solutions guided by expedience and truth.
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GABE LYONS, Richland