Thursday, September 29, 2005
Things that amaze me at 3 in the morning
So, things that amaze me:
That words can inflame;
That sarcasm, cynicism, and irony aren't recognized or appreciated;
That some people can't discern between words and actions;
That the internet is both a place which encourages transparency and which allows for complete anonominity;
That even at the age of forty-four, I seem to evoke strong feelings in people;
That some people don't really believe in political discourse or democracy;
That understanding that disagreement doesn't mean contempt isn't seen by everyone;
That anyone can think that one or two blog entries defines a person, particulary when the other 800 entries haven't been read;
That some people still think followership means to be blind;
That some people still think leadership means to dictate;
That noticing differences is easier than noticing similiarities;
That anger doesn't do anyone any good and only eats away at the heart;
That good men and women can agree to disagree while still believing in the same vision... and that some people just can't bring themselves to allow a disagreement to lie fallow;
That pettiness is still alive and well;
That there are those who are forthright and those who aren't;
That humor evades some pucker-faced people...
I'm sure there's more, but instead of blogging, I'm going to catch a few hours of sleep.
My thanks to all of you who continue to drop by and visit... those who are supportative and, yes, those who aren't so supportive... Dialogue is a great thing...
Posted by Peter A. Stinson on Thursday, September 29, 2005