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Monday, August 01, 2005

Things I'll Tell My Daughters, Part Two

The power to offend is just that—power. People who are easily offended are people who are easily manipulated. You'll be wise to accept ugliness and vulgarity as a part of life. This doesn't mean you embrace it, only that you don't allow it any power over you.

If anyone quotes a verse from the Bible (or any other religious text) to justify their beliefs and behavior and try to influence yours, you'd damn well better read the verses that come before and after.

It's okay to change your mind. Always be ready to admit to yourself that your beliefs might need a little modification. In fact, there may come a morning where you discover that everything you ever believed about everything and everyone might be wrong. It probably won't be that drastic, but the point is to deal with life as/is.

Anyone is capable of anything at anytime. History has shown human nature to be anything but predictable. Don't buy into this foolish notion that some things could never happen. If you see some politician bloviating about how it "could never happen here," you'll know he's lying.

Once in a while, sit in a chair and just stare out the window, or put on a pair of headphones and listen to a great album start to finish. It's very invigorating.


Blogger Davis said...

Amen, Brother.

8:59 PM  

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