I have a secret to share with the Augusta Commission. Although it has been widely discussed in the literature, both sacred and secular, we somehow tend not to remember or, more likely, choose to forget.
What is it? Don't waste your time pretending for the sake of the public that you put the interests of the community above personal, partisan interests. Don't waste your time pretending that you love, like or respect your fellow commissioners. Act as though you did.
As soon as you do this, you will discover the simple secret. When you behave as though you love, like and respect others, you will presently come to love, like and respect them.
When you follow the rule of love, you will move quickly to resolve the many issues that presently polarize the community.
Russ Holloman, Ph.D., Evans, Ga.