Monday, February 14, 2005

No Right .. No Wrong ... Long live DIFFERENCE!

Question 1:

If you knew a woman who was pregnant, who had 8 kids already, three who were deaf, two who were blind, one mentally retarded, and she had syphilis, would you recommend that she have an abortion? If you said yes, you just killed Beethoven.

Question 2:

It is time to elect a new world leader, and only your vote counts. Here are the facts about the three candidates.

Candidate A - Associates with crooked politicians, and consults with astrologists. He's had two Mistresses. He also chain smokes and drinks 8 to 10 martinis a day.

Candidate B - He was kicked out of office twice, sleeps until noon, used opium in college and drinks a quart of whiskey every evening.

Candidate C - He is a decorated war hero. He's a vegetarian, doesn't smoke, drinks an occasional beer and never cheated on his wife. Which of these candidates would be your choice?

Candidate A is Franklin D. Roosevelt. Candidate B is Winston Churchill. Candidate C is Adolph Hitler.

Food for thought ....
I am sure many people have already seen this when it came around the Web a year or so ago.

It made me think about judging people and situations.
The older I get the more I try NOT to judge. However tempting it is I honestly do try NOT to assume anything!
I am more and more unhappy with words like 'right' and 'wrong' and I am more and more comfortabe with words like 'difference.'

It seems one of the greatest attributes of people who really make a difference is a single minded focus that prevails and sustains above all else.

Perhaps what comes FOR SOME alongside that great genius or talent .... or whatever you want to call it ….. is a kind of vulnerability to things that are considered 'wrong' by the general norms of society.

It is interesting to muse about how history will recall some of our current fallen idols

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