The Top Thinkers of Beyond the Rhetoric

It’s the leap year edition of What’s Up Wednesdays! As we take a look back at the month of February, we find that many of the “top thinkers” have remained unchanged from January’s list. These are the folks who consistently post the greatest number of comments here on Beyond the Rhetoric and I am very grateful for their help in continuing the conversation. The theme of this week’s collection is perspective, seeing the world in a slightly different way.

We start off by visiting Ray Ebersole. Several months back, he shared a valuable anecdote about a retail employee who wanted to stop his store from opening early on Black Friday. We are quickly reminded that we are all just a speck in the sand and we need to take a broader view of the world and the people around us. “Be thankful for what you have, because someone else is doing something or in worse shape than you.”

Next, we have Betshopboy. Even though he isn’t much of a fan of professional basketball, he got caught up in Linsanity. Jeremy Lin has become quite the phenom in the NBA. I remember hearing a stat that Lin scored somewhere in the neighborhood of 130 points in his first five games as a starter, setting an NBA record. And to think that he went undrafted, getting waived by two different teams before finding his current place with the Knicks.

We all recognize that improved fuel economy is better for both our wallets and the environment, but there’s more to it than buying a fuel efficient vehicle. Used Tires reminds us to run the correct tire pressure for safety and comfort, but the incorrect pressure can also have a drastic effect on how far you go on a gallon of gas. Check your tire pressure at least twice a month and remember to keep temperature in mind when you do.

If we cast the butterfly effect aside for just a moment, the question posed by Zagorath can really get you thinking: if you could go back in time, what would you change? We all have our regrets and we all have our moments where we think we should have acted differently, but we also have to recognize that these experiences really do shape us into who we are today.

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