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Thursday, October 30, 2008

Say Something Nice


How to reduce tension, get along now and in the future, exude the tasty fruit of kindness...

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2008/10/30/greene-if-you-can%E2%80%99t-or-can-say-anything-nice/

Eventually (maybe!) this election cycle will end. And we will have (maybe!) results, which will take, at minimum, months to play out in any tangible every-day-life ways.

Our rhetoric and our conversations now are necessarily different from what they will be after next Tuesday, given the urgency some feel yet to make a persuasive difference in the voting process. Still, what we say now has consequences for relationships and reality now and into the future.

Is it possible to be passionate, driven, righteous, wise, even angry, and at the same time able to see and speak of goodness in neighbors with whom we disagree?

Group hug-it-out in five days!

{semi-cross-posted on Fake-I-Mean-Facebook}

2 comments:

Mrs. SeƱora Cobbey said...

That was an encouring article.....I liked the way people were forced to be kind!

Susan who? said...

What a great, thought-provoking article! Thanks for sharing it.