Friday, June 01, 2018

Old Fashioned!

Call me Old Fashioned:

I’d rather compromise and get something done rather than hold on to rigid position and accomplish nothing.

I have no interest in listening to people whose opinions are inflexible and predictable.

Excusing speech and behavior that is hateful is a red line that should not be crossed.  As my old friend Bill Coffin once said, “Don’t be so broad minded that your brains are falling out.”

A bad childhood does not in and of itself make it all right to be an irresponsible adult.

Speaking of children, they should be held accountable for their behavior.  “Oh, he’s just a child,” is an unacceptable avoidance mechanism.

Prejudice either is or it isn’t.  You can’t be a little racist.  You aren’t homophobic once in a while.  If you are a misogynist you are a misogynist – period.  Ducking the issue doesn’t work.

At the risk of being trite – it is possible to disagree without being disagreeable.  Being civil, respecting the other, is not a sign of weakness.

Promises are powerful tools – if they are kept.  Don’t promise what you won’t do.


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