For this lazy Sunday afternoon I wanted to bring back a post from over three years ago here at RJsCorner. It seems to be even more dreadfully needed today than it was then…. How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in … Continue reading Someday You Will Have Been All Of These…..
I admit I have only been keeping half an eye open of all this garbage going on with the shut-down and default threats made by the Republicans in congress. One thing I have been watching is to see if there is any compassion being shown by any of those folks there from the GOP and quite frankly I have found almost nothing there that resembles … Continue reading Compassion And The GOP….
“Can we make legislation with enough teeth in them for conservatives and compassion for liberals?” I heard the above phrase, or at least something close to it, from a news commentator recently. I wish I could cite the source but I really don’t remember who it was. But the phrase struck me as maybe a primary difference between these two groups. Conservatives seem to be … Continue reading With Teeth & Compassion….
Nothing makes a man broad-minded like adversity – Will Rogers I can certainly understand this quote from Will. The adversity in my life, although coming more frequently than I would like, has certainly made me more broad-minded. Coming from humble beginning has made me sensitive to the daily plight of the homeless and financially challenged around me. Going deaf in mid-life has made me more … Continue reading Being Broad Minded….
Is the Republican Party insuring its own demise by it continuing to focus on a narrower and narrower core group. I want to believe this is the case as the alternative is that we as a country are now dominated by exclusion. Being against things, particularly different groups of people, is what has been driving the Republican primaries lately. It has pushed their final candidate … Continue reading Is the Republican Party Insuring Its Own Demise??
Let me bring up the same Lincoln quote that I used yesterday but this time for another purpose: Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt. Abraham Lincoln I can say that more often than not this quote is applicable to people especially politicians. But one case where it is not true is with President Obama. … Continue reading All I Know — And Then There is…
This is going to be one of my “deep” posts so hang in there. You won’t find much humor in it but hopefully you will find something to think about. What does it take for a person to become compassionate? It seems that due to the hard economic times we have been in for the last ten years or more that we are becoming a … Continue reading Being Compassionate is "Brain Surgery"…
This is the final post on looking for the U.S. number one export. Maybe I am just an idealistic dreamer but I am hoping that this one is our actual number one export. Is there a commodity that the U.S. exports much more of than any other country? Could our number one export be Compassion? We are by far the most affluent nation on earth. … Continue reading America's Number One Export? – Part 4
I have been trying to study up on this new political group who call themselves the Tea Party. They seem to be against almost everything. But one thing they are obviously not against is “Me”. They talk about themselves an awfully lot. Almost every sentence that comes out of their mouths seems to start with “I want” or “I demand” or “my money”. They seem to be a very self-centered group. Maybe they are trying to put a new definition in the dictionary for the word narcissism. Continue reading “Me, Me, Me…..”
OK, first let me start out by completing the title message. Personal adversity makes us stronger or breaks us. As I mentioned a few posts ago I went deaf about twenty years ago and have consequently faced my share of adversity since then. In the coming months, I will share specific stories about this but I want to keep it on a higher level for … Continue reading Personal Adversity Makes Us Stronger or…