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It's only logical that hyperbole trumps facts...

Advertising advertising (Photo credit: Toban B.) ... Only one is worth reprinting all the time.
...  Only one is guaranteed to attract attention.
...  With facts, the discussion get pretty boring quickly.
... nothing attracts heated words like one of them

A friend is someone who excels at understanding when understanding is needed most

(Photo credit: Wikipedia) Sympathy vs Empathy. The distinction between both is either razor thin or gulf wide, depending on which side you stand on. From Sympathy's side, empathy looks like a step away, two sides of the same coin. Because from Sympathy, all that can be seen are the similarities. Sympathy wants to be on the same side. Sympathy feels that same.
From Empathy's side, Sympathy is an ocean away. The similarities can be seen from Empathy but they can't and won't be reached. Empathy has the burden of doing what is necessary, what is right. It knows the hurt now but always compares that with the pain to come if what is right is not done. It's not without emotion but can only make the landing softer from the fall.
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Nothing is easier to find than blame

_blame. (Photo credit: bass_nroll) .. so why not use that to your advantage.
Blame is only useful if used positively, like to solve a problem or prevent one from happening again. Or to change one's attitude through repentance.
It's a form of time. Blame found too early can shift the focus away from solving the problem. Too late and it'll  be just that: too late. Therein lies the answer. If you find the blame too early, use the information from it to solve the problem. Find it too late, make sure the people to blame can't make the same mistake again.

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