Too many words for too many issues during these trying times. It seems that we are far more vigilant about attacking each other verbally, personally, than we are about respecting each other, a disparate view and leaving it at that. Electronic messaging can be a very useful tool but in its lacking of that physical third dimension of communication, physicality (face-to-face, body language, eye contact), it is too often used as a weapon without the fear of identification. Please people, give each other the benefit of the doubt first in everything you do. This doesn't mean you have to agree, but that you value and understand the fact that most are doing the best they can with what they have. This simple exercise has changed my view of the world and how I relate to the people and events in it to a degree that I wish everyone could understand and follow.


La Center