A woman of advanced age began to have hearing problems. Reluctantly she gave in to suggestions from family members that she consult an ear specialist. After the doctor had made a thorough examination of the woman’s ears, he said to her, “You have a condition which can be corrected by minor surgery. I suggest we do it as soon as possible. This will give us our best chance to correct your hearing problem.” To which she replied, “There will be no operation, thank you. I don’t want to correct my hearing problem. I’m eighty-nine years old and I’ve heard enough!”
That “I’ve heard enough” feeling is no stranger to many of us. Many of us endure it daily at Six O’clock or Eleven O’clock News Time: reports of murder and other violent crimes — we’ve heard enough; reports of political corruption in high places — we’ve heard enough; reports of armed conflict between nations and peoples — we’ve heard enough; reports of unfair and…
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