Some things just go without saying.
But here’s a funny thing about each one of those things:
Whatever goes without saying always becomes, sooner or later, the single most important thing that must be said.
Let’s therefore try an experiment: Let’s each think of something that just goes without saying.
And just say it.
How might that change our world?
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