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Letter: Lives, politics and The Four-Way Test

Editor, Gazette-Journal:

Maybe I am dreaming utopia, but please play “what if” with me for a moment. Dream a bit.

Wouldn’t we be much better off, if all of us, including politicians, used and followed The Four-Way Test before opening our mouths, publishing our writings or setting in motion any agendas or plans? 

It wouldn’t take much time. With all “yes” answers, there would be some comfort that a desired result might be received for all involved.

The Four-Way Test simply asks of the things we think, say or do.

1. Is it the truth?

2. Is it fair to all concerned?

3. Will it build goodwill and better friendships?

4. Will it be beneficial to all concerned?

The Four-Way Test has been a significant foundation of Rotary since its beginning. It is a nonpartisan and nonsectarian ethical guide to use for all personal and professional relationships.

What if using The Four-Way Test was to universally happen? (Yes I am a great big Pollyanna at hea...

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