6 thoughts on “A Bill Clinton quote

  1. It would be great if people could learn to work together and focus on common issues, rather than focusing on our differences.

    I have been dealing with someone who is a prime example of this for far too long, and it’s time for me to move on even if that means I have things that I must give up.

    It doesn’t work well, when you have a person who seems to be delusional thinking she’s trying to work with you, when in reality they’re expecting you do things their way.

    I am tired of the daily battles over things that are immaterial and irrelevant. I would much rather be with someone who I have more in common with and who listens to what I have to say, which makes it easier to work together.

    1. Thanks Randy. Yes, what you’re describing is also what is happening in society and in the world. But where we’re not in a position to change things for others, we can change things for ourselves.

      It is made all the harder because what is happening out there is having a marked effect on our relationships. We’d have to live in a bubble not to hear or take in what we see around us.

      All we can do is work on ourselves and learn to support each other more.

  2. Nice quote and very timely as Trump is here in the UK causing his usual havoc and contradicting himself every time he opens his mouth, proving that to him, common humanity doesn’t matter.

    1. I can’t argue your point. I do agree with you though that humanity is the most important thing we have.

      It’s the quality of being humane. Showing compassion, kindness, empathy and being kindhearted. Showing understanding, having tolerance, being generous with our time. These are the qualities we all need to have.

      It’s worrying of course, but more worrying that we’re not leading by example for our children, or their children after them.

  3. It’s a sad day when people are subjected to hate because of the way they look or the way they pray; my heart sinks every time I think about it.

    Needless to say, we have an obligation to resist and maintain our civility until this wave of hate passes by.

    Brad, your comment is spot on!

    1. Sadly, society is heading in the wrong direction I fear. But you’re right, we do have an obligation to resist and maintain our civility.

      Like you I have always worked the opposite way. Being a pleasing child, I would continually put myself out and it was usually to my cost, but that was an acceptance thing.

      Where my diary’s ethos is based on empathy, compassion and tolerance, it sickens me to see or think about people being subjected to hate.

      I find it difficult to walk in the street and see a parent being ‘mean’ or raising their voice to their child.

      We all must do better.

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