Versailles News: 80/20 PRINCIPLE: Truth Should Prevail


By Kathy Magoto - Versailles News



It has been my experience that the Pareto principle (also known as the 80/20 rule) applies in most facets of the world. This principle states that, for many events, roughly 80 percent of the effects come from 20 percent of the causes. In a sales and marketing context: 80 percent of sales come from 20 percent of your clients. The same ratio applied to customer service reports 80 percent of your complaints come from 20 percent of your customers.

This principle can be applied in every aspect such as your personal life. For example you wear 20 percent of the clothes you have hanging in your closet 80 percent of the time. Perhaps it’s time to either wear the neglected 80 percent or donate it. When it comes to society 20 percent of population’s disordered thinking creates 80 percent of society’s conflict.

This 80/20 principal could be applied to society’s objective knowledge and subjective principles, equating to 20 percent of our population believes truth is subjective and, adding insult to injury, is reinforced by lawmakers who also believe they can dictate truth with a statute or law to the remaining 80 percent. Truth is never subjective. Truth is universal (meaning it affects everyone) and truth is objective.

Gravity is universal and objective, it can be debated but if man tries to jump off a cliff and defy gravity he will lose. Mathematics is also universal and objective. One can change the equation all they want but if one tries to cheat the government out of their share of taxes with creative accounting they’ll soon find out mathematics is not subjective but absolute. And if one applies each country’s tax rate to their gross earnings, they will soon see that whether the country requires payment in euros, francs, pesos, shekels, or yen it is absolute value owed and not an arbitrary amount subjective to another’s discretion.

Truth can never be subjective. When something is subjective it is open to a greater interpretation based on personal feeling, emotion, aesthetics, etc., of an individual. Beauty, poetry and opinion are subjective, but laws that legalize the killing of the unborn don’t change truth by calling the act abortion instead of murder.

Freedom of speech is protected under the US constitution however that protection is not global. It is a fact that the governments of many other countries would view the free speech of our liberal friends as a hostile threat. As Ralph Waldo Emerson stated, “Every violation of truth is not only a sort of suicide in the liar but it’s a stab at the health of human society.”

Truth and His law should be written on our hearts and it we should be comforted in knowing that it only takes 20 percent to create an 80 percent change in the world. So what are we waiting for?

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Tonight, Friday, October 13, after the Homecoming football game there will be the 12th annual ball drop. There is still time to purchase your chance to win $10,000. (Need not be present to win) Contact Friends of Hole Field or purchase a chance before the game.

Saturday, October 14 at noon there will be rosary rally for peace held at the fountain square. If you cannot attend, please join the rally in spirit with prayers and intentions for peace and deliverance from evil. Also Saturday, two former graduates of VHS will be participating in the Wounded Warrior Amputee

Exhibition Softball Game at Ron Nischwitz Baseball Stadium on the campus of Wright State University. Tony Paulus and Dick Glick of the Dayton Legends Senior Softball All-Stars were selected to play in Game 2 beginning at 3:30 p.m. Gates open at noon. There will be food trucks on site. Opening ceremonies begin at 1 p.m. with Game 1 starting at 1:30 p.m.. Admission is $5 donation. All proceeds go to the new Fisher House Project at Dayton VA Medical Center, and the Honor Flight-Dayton.

Mark Your Calendars: Monday, October 16 is Bosses Day—your chance to get some brownie points, Tuesday, October 17 at 7:30 p.m. Encore performs their fall variety show in the Performing Arts Center, Thursday, October 19 and Friday, October 20 from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. the Versailles American Legion Auxiliary will hold a garage sale at the Vets Club, and next Saturday, October 21 is Sweetest Day.

Happy to Amy Brandt, Virginia Goubeaux (95), Jenny Voisard (90), Mary Ann Leach (87), Rev. Jim Mussman, Becky Condon, Ellen Peters, Lori Davidson, Dave Friar, Virgil Knapke, Bob Turpen, Sylvia Henry, Sharon Kramer, Ryan Oliver, John Wood, Jim Zehringer, Mary Lou Nerderman, Bernie Treon, Karen Clayton, Karen Meiring, Angie Hoelscher, Chris Beasley, Christina Garlinger, and Lindsay Schultz, as their birthdays approach as well as, anniversary wishes to Traci and Dan Treon (4), Paige and Bobby Curtis (4), Katie and Matthew Curtis (7), Kate and Clint Brewer (11), Carrie and Eric Behlke (13), and Jenny and Nick Timmerman (17).

Please give your supportive and healing prayers to the many who are dealing with any of life’s countless challenges, and especially for Allie Wietholter, Ed Bulcher, Jane Huber, Mary Margaret Fullenkamp, Aiden Meyer, Sylvester Meyer, Earl Gigandet, Madison Berger, Tony Gehret (VHCC), Terry and Donna Black, Norbert “John” Magoto (VHCC), Phyllis Oliver, Tim Bayless, Pooch Barga (VHCC), Chris Apple, Wilma Heiby (VHCC), Carl DeMange, Rosie Cordonnier, Rhomaine Berger (VHCC), Miriam Harman, Jack Monnin, Mary Batty, Norma Magoto, Betty Kremer (VHCC), Denny Grilliot, Beverly Brown, Virginia Smith, John Subler, Mary Barga, Anabelle Subler (VHCC), Julia Billenstein, Connie (Baltes) Lechleiter, Dan Monnin, Lois Youngker, Barb Goubeaux, Eileen Rahm, Cyril Voisard (VHCC), Samantha Smith and those not mentioned by name who are recuperating, hospitalized, homebound and/or in need of our prayers.

Heartfelt sympathy to the family and friends of Stephen Arling (22), Mildred Kay Perez (56), and Evelyn Selander (93), also remembering within our hearts the lives Larry Leffel, Joan Pleiman, and Cliff Wise, David Lee Peck, Norma Jean Magoto, Robert Buschur, Leroy Murphy, Craig and Doug Meier, Dan Luthman, Opal Subler, Jerry Heitkamp, Urban Ratterman and all those not mentioned by name as the anniversary of their recently passing nears.

“There are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what is not true; the other is to refuse to believe what is true.” ~Soren Kierkegaard

“The truth may hurt for a little bit but a lie hurts forever.” ~Unknown

“3 things cannot be long hidden; the sun, the moon, and the truth.” ~Budda

Kathy Magoto is a volunteer citizen columnist, who serves The Daily Advocate readers weekly with her weekly Versailles community column. She can be reached at magmon1@embarqmail.com or at 526-3798. Feel free to contact her with Versailles news and tidbits. Viewpoints expressed in the article are the work of the author. The Daily Advocate does not endorse these viewpoints or the independent activities of the author.

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By Kathy Magoto

Versailles News

Kathy Magoto is a volunteer citizen columnist, who serves The Daily Advocate readers weekly with her weekly Versailles community column. She can be reached at magmon1@embarqmail.com or at 526-3798. Feel free to contact her with Versailles news and tidbits. Viewpoints expressed in the article are the work of the author. The Daily Advocate does not endorse these viewpoints or the independent activities of the author.

Kathy Magoto is a volunteer citizen columnist, who serves The Daily Advocate readers weekly with her weekly Versailles community column. She can be reached at magmon1@embarqmail.com or at 526-3798. Feel free to contact her with Versailles news and tidbits. Viewpoints expressed in the article are the work of the author. The Daily Advocate does not endorse these viewpoints or the independent activities of the author.