Please be advised that I’ll no longer be accepting applications for the role of Director of Opinions. I wish to thank all the pundits, armchair quarterbacks, and self-proclaimed experts out there that have shared their opinions about how we can all do better. Your energy and passion for finding flaws in others is really quite something. However, after much contemplation I have decided to go in a different direction. Henceforth, I will be exclusively seeking solution-oriented people to work with.
I appreciate that this decision will be controversial and that I will no doubt be accused of not being open to diverse opinions. I actually think that I am pretty open to differing approaches. It’s just that I have found that 20-20 hindsight and efforts to assign blame after the fact are … well … not all that helpful. I am not debating your superior intelligence or that you would have done way better had you tried. It would have been great had you applied your greatness to making things better. But you didn’t and so I have decided it preferable to work with those that try to solve problems rather than those that just pontificate about them. I know. I know. I am being overly pragmatic and too narrow-minded.
Thanks again for your interest in the role of Director of Opinions. I am sure that there is an organization out there somewhere (perhaps a consulting firm or an opposition party) that will value your passion for pointing out the flaws in those trying to accomplish something.
Best of luck,
Ty J. Shattuck,