One thing in this life is certain and that is change. Change and growth can be great if you harness the positive side of things. If you introspect and find some items you want to change then you have the power to do so. You are your own worst critic. So if introspections reveal things you would like to be different in the future, you will know best what they are.
By now, if you read this far, you want to know what my point to all of this is. My point is that a little more introspection by people might not be such a bad thing. Before you guffaw at me or spit your coffee all over the place, I am not casting the first stone. If you are thinking, well, he has no room to talk, you are correct, and I will be the first to admit it. I am not pointing a finger at anyone personally, professionally, or otherwise, lest three fingers would be pointing back at me. Each of us has our own introspecting to do. All that I am suggesting is the next time you find yourself alone and thinking, having reflections of the past or expectations of the future that you think, “Hey this might be introspective like that guy was talking about. Now how can I benefit from it?”
Shane Jones is a lifelong resident of the Ada area. He graduated from Byng High School and East Central University cum laude with concentrations in Law Enforcement and Sociology. He has been employed by the City of Ada since 1997 and is currently assigned as a Detective in the Investigations Division of the Ada Police Department.