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When I left for my ride across New York State last Sunday, I was anticipating completing my last mile today, but like Robert Burns wrote, "the best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry."

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On family road trips, we would play the alphabet game, roadside cribbage, the license plate game, twenty questions, and connect-the-dots. We were an analog family because analog was the only option. 

Today, I was speaking at the Positivity Summit, and before I walked on stage, it occurred to me that I was playing connect-the-dots. 

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A moment to pause Back in the mid-50s, there was a television show steeped in the dominant paternalistic approach of the day, and it still exists today - that is, the system, not the show, Father Knows Best - it only lasted four seasons.  It was about a "typical" wholesome American middle-class family called The Andersons. They were from Springfield, which became the home of The Simpsons. I bet Father Anderson thought the neighborhood was going to pot when Homer moved in.  Growing up, I accepted paternalism, too. My parents work outside the home, but my Dad (Hi Dad, Happy Father's Day....

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Since I only had my backpack, I decided to wait to board. When I got to my row, a guy was near the window, but the middle seat was open. I sat down and hoped. 

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