I like to think that I’m a problem-solver. Give me a problem, and I can probably find a┬ásolution (Notice I didn’t say “the” and I didn’t use the modifier “good”).

When I look for a solution, if there are multiple parties involved, I first look at the solution that benefits everybody, and/or doesn’t harm anyone. When presented with a solution to a problem, I likewise look to see if it affects others, and whether that affect is necessary. Apparently, this is an uncommon trait.

There are an awful lot of folks who don’t or can’t do this. To them, everything is a zero-sum game, and you can’t gain anything unless someone’s losing something. I see them engaged in an epic quest to make sure that nobody is ever happy.

I call them Zeroers, and I give their epic quests epic titles.

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