The front side of our monetary coin is what is commonly called, “the face side.” Obviously this is because it has the image of a dignitary such as President Abraham Lincoln. It is also called, “Heads!” Whichever it is referred to by those two designations the other side is often called “tails.” Now I’m not a gambling man; in fact, I want even flip a coin to see who pays for the coffee or soft drinks. Gambling has been detrimental to many. Usually any wins gambling is only a temporary achievement. In the long run a person more often comes out a loser. There is an old saying, “Heads I win, tails you lose!” In other words gambling is a losing proposition.
All of us would be wise to consider all possible alternatives before making a definite decision pertaining to pertinent matters. To make a quick or snap judgment may prove to be a foolish one. We should carefully deliberate on a matter before taking action. It might prove that our first inclination was the best one after all. If so then we can confidently move forward in carrying it out. That is, after carefully considering any possible alternative.
Too many folks refuse to consider any alternatives to what they’ve already made-up their mind to do. They are like the old boy who said, “Don’t confuse me with the facts, my mind is already made-up.”
Many would not think of checking anyway out of doing a particular project other than the way they are used to. This is in spite of the possibility another way may be more efficient and easier to do.
Another problem in honestly considering “the other side of the coin” is prejudice. A person’s convictions are not very strong if they are afraid to compare them with any different than their own.
Dub Mowery is a Gospel preacher in the Church of Christ. Presently he serves as full time evangelist for the Pittsburg Church of Christ. A native of Southeast Oklahoma, he is the author of Colloquial Sayings & Expressions (Morris Publishing, 2008)