Monday, May 22, 2017

Such Little Effort

“It takes no compromise to give people their takes no money to respect the individual. It takes no political deal to give people freedom. It takes no survey to remove repression.”
Harvey Milk

I saw this quote retweeted today by LZ Granderson, a writer I enjoy. It got me thinking, especially as I see so much divisiveness and complaining these days, especially in the political arena.

I do try to avoid it, but many people I don’t want to lose touch with are affected and caught up in politics, so some of it rubs off.

I get many of you have opinions, beliefs, and ideas on how the world should work. You want to have a world that is closer to the ideal in your head. Good for you, go out and try to make change.

The thing that bothers me often, more with conservative GOP people than Dems, but certainly on both sides, is that many maybe the majority, of our controversies could be avoided with a simple principle.

Don’t be a dick.

Or jerk, or whatever word you want to use, but just let others live their lives. Their choices don’t reflect on you. Don’t attend church, or say Merry Christmas, or marry someone of your sex, or cross dress, or join the military, or anything else that bothers you. But let others do those things and stop trying to press your beliefs onto them.

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