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Why do you care?

I was thinking the other night about some of the negative observations that float around those magic invisible waves that flood our mobile devices with information (and certainly a fair share of misinformation).

What sparked my train of thought was the perception of non-diversity of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints when “three more white men from Utah” were called to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.


As I lay in bed staring at what would be the ceiling if I could see it, my thoughts turned a little angry as I thought: Why do you care?

You know, if someone isn’t a member of the church or doesn’t believe in the witness of the spirit that clearly testifies that these are who the Lord has chosen, then why would they even spend time thinking about it?

No really … why?

The way my mind zooms around from thought to thought, that made me finally land back on the question itself, and I realized that there are, in fact, four questions within the one.

WHY do you care?

Why DO you care?

Why do YOU care?


Why do you CARE?

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Just hit respond, or take time to ponder?

A good relationship shares thoughts and ideas. A great relationship will afford safety in sharing thoughts and ideas that differ and challenge thinking. This keeps us all from growing complacent and only numbly nodding our heads when someone says something.

A friend initiated an email chain after one of our postings.

She had read the blog and wanted to let me know where she disagreed with me. I think that she had read my thoughts when she was tired, and then possibly even more tired when she responded.


I exist in a semi-comatose state, so I’m always tired when I respond.  I’m not sure I can use that as an excuse for how preachy and self-righteous I was, but I’ll claim it anyway.

After reading and then responding, I was stewing all day. I carried on many conversations with my imaginary psychotic little friends, proving my point again and again. I knew that any reasonable and rational person could see my point.

How could she be so stupid?

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