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Sat, Nov. 15th, 2014, 02:00 pm

I have always been a black and white thinker. I dare say I will remain one. But black and white thinkers can--and should--acknowledge that there may be multiple options. I think that lack of discernment is what generally gives black and white thinkers a bad rap. Yes, we are "right" or "wrong" kind of analyzers, but the third option--that the right answer hasn't been offered yet--is totally legitimate among black and white thinkers. Or do I understand this wrong? Should I amend my understanding of the term to thinking its a strictly two-choice model?

So, I wish I could scream at people, "There are more options than you are considering!" Whether that is on facebook or to the postman, who just knocked on my screen door (other door still open) to see presumably my baby sitting on the dining room table in just a diaper with a hand in the peanut butter jar. Yes, in some situations that could be a sign of negligent parenting. And yes, sometimes I should give my child more attention. But I was in the back room with another tantrum-throwing child! I just couldn't be in two places at once!

But, whatever. People can judge me. It annoys me, but that is temporary. But where are the advocates in this world raising awareness of MORE THAN TWO OPTIONS?