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The “Radical Right” and the “Liberal Left” are so twentieth century! Its time we invented some new monikers for these two opposing groups and I have the perfect names. These names just seem to be more descriptive than the old one. Who knows what “Right” and “Left” really mean anyway. For some reason I know I am right-handed but I am also called left leaning. I know we in the U.S. read from left to right but some countries read from right to left and some read up and down. Left and right just don’t have any solid meaning.
So, I am going to invent some new names here and I expect them to be in common use by the end of 2013. 😉
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Occasionally I like to revisit some of my previous posts that I think contains valuable messages. This is one of them.
Originally posted January 15, 2011
That is a question that has been on my mind the last few days. I have lived for more than six decades on this earth so I have been exposed to probably millions of different situations but what is the saddest?
The list initially was quite large but the more I have thought about it the more it shrinks. I think I am finally down the one thing and that is lazy minds. I know, on first thought, that seems a strange answer. After all there are things like world hunger, hatred, prejudice, homelessness, constant wars, and many other things that seem more serious. But the more I have thought about it the more I am convinced that all of the above mentioned things are a result of lazy minds.
I was up until almost 3:00am last night watching the returns and speeches. Being one to pretty much get up when the sun comes up I didn’t get a lot of sleep. I hope to make that up with a longer than usual afternoon nap. 🙂 So forgive me for any typos on these very unusual write and immediately posted words. Here is what I brought away from the past twenty-four hours.
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Here we are twelve days away from the election! I can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. It seems that each election, especially when a president is on the ballot, gets uglier and uglier. There just seems to be so much hate in our country now and that is truly scares me at times.
Twelve days and we will finally be finished with all these negative ads costing billions of dollars telling us why we should be against someone but little about why we should vote for the other guy on the ballot. I just saw some yard signs like the picture here in several yards in my neighborhood. The Republican party’s mascot is the elephant and of course we all know that an elephant never forgets (all of us believe in all those clichés don’t we). As I am getting older in years I definitely am forgetting things but I don’t forget who caused so much of our current problems.
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One of the inspiring lessons I have learned in the last few years is about being right. To start this post I want to re-post a little about what I said about being right a couple of years ago.
Let Others Be “Right” Most of the Time
From: Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff by Richard Carlson
Richard Carlson makes the statement
“Do I want to be ‘right’ — or do I want to be happy?” Many times, the two are mutually exclusive
This is certainly a very hard lesson for some of us to learn. But we must realize as Mr. Carlson states that Being right, defending our positions, takes an enormous amount of energy. Since to the person you are trying to prove you are right to most often translates that to they are wrong.