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January 26, 2014

WHOLE FAMILY:

Have you ever noticed just how much we consider what we like? And don’t like? Really, we talk about it all the time. And if social media proves my assertion, I venture the “like” option on Facebook is the most frequented mouse click on the Internet.

We badger others, too: “I made this soup for the first time. Do you like it?” or “I really like your sweater … I like your hair that way … Do you like my new car? … How do you like that book? … I really do not like to cook.”

I’ve probably opined about this issue before, but the question struck me again recently: Does it really matter if I like or dislike any given person, project or thing? Sometimes, I suppose it does, but most times? Nope.

The fact that I do not like washing dishes changes nothing: Whether or not I like them, the crusty cups, saucers and pancake flippers remain towering on the counter, jeering “You have to wash me.” If a co-worker dislikes me, what does it mean? Nothing usually. Just means I have to work with someone who dislikes me, as unpleasant as he or she, I mean that situation, might be.

Now, I happen to like laundry. Sorting, washing and folding dirty clothes, transforming them from frumpy to fresh, meets some deep-rooted need I have to take care of people.

Others — heaven knows why — like dishes but dislike laundry.

And that’s one point, isn’t it? In this big-old world are some 6 billion people with some 6 billion set of preferences. Imagine what a mess it would be, then, if we each only did what we “liked” to do. Frightening thought.

Yet I see us, society I guess you’d say, moving that way. We seem to be buying into the fallacy that I don’t have to do it if I don’t like it or, conversely, that if I like it, it’s OK to do.

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Three Goshen elementary schools — Chandler, Chamberlain and West Goshen — are providing free meals to all students during the school year as part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Community Eligibility Provision of the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. Nearly 80 percent of students at Chandler, 89 percent of students at Chamberlain and 78 percent of students at West Goshen already qualify for free or reduced-price lunches based on their family income. How do you feel about the new lunch program?

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