When the Center Does Not Hold

Aaron Pace
4 min readJan 28, 2024
Photo by Donna Elliot on Unsplash

There once was a farmer who felt unfairly treated by the manager of the irrigation district he belonged to; that he hadn’t been given his due.

The man became angry to the point of distraction over the perceived unfairness. One day, he found the manager of the irrigation district, grabbed him by the jacket, and shaking him said, “Tom, as long as you are in charge of the irrigation district, I’m not taking another…

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Aaron Pace

Married to my best friend. Father to five exuberant children. Fledgling entrepreneur. Writer. Software developer. Inventory management expert.