Thursday, August 16, 2012

Why not agree to disagree and move on ?

As we are flooded by hostility and swimming in the ever widening divide between us, most of us are beginning to  feel the strain. Being politically correct is now taking a toll on us.  Even with close friends I  now use extra care to reinforce our love for each other in spite of our political differences today.

What ever happened to having a difference of opinion and agree upon just that ? Our values are unique to us individually as are our mixed cultures that have melded into our America.

We don't have to agree on everything, but we should be respecting  each other and the spices we each choose to color our own individual lives. They should be part of the tapestry of our America. We are all just a parade through history, going down our crowded streets and it is our differences that makes the parade, by adding color to all of our lives.

We don't have to be Italian to enjoy Italian food or a fisherman to eat fish. Yet, our trend toward a self destructive society is likely to make hash of us . Instead of highlighting what's special in each of us,and that which makes us uniquely who we are.

Why must the values that so many of us hold true be traded or replaced by a new age believing  "their" way is the only right way ?  To be happy is a right belonging to all of us, or at least that's the way it used to be. Why must there be only one path to that goal?

We risk in the end that we will all stand on barren land; absent of each other because we failed to see that inside out we are all the same, and even look like each other's brother.