Watching this election and watching friends turn on each other has been interesting to say the least. Having an opinion is good.
Letting it reach such a depth of animosity that you are unable to listen to anyone else and unable to try to appreciate an opposing view and find some small part of common ground is very disturbing.
As a child, my parents taught me that I don’t have to like everyone I meet, I don’t have to like what they say — but I do have to find a way to play nicely.
I think this is a lesson that all of us need to remember. After all, we are not so different. We want the same things: A strong economy, homes and food for our families, good jobs to provide these things, and the freedom to worship as we choose.
And then there is the wisdom from Thumper’s daddy from Disney’s movie “Bambi,” — “If you can’t say something nice, don’t say nothing at all.”
I think it’s time for us to move forward … together.