Tuesday, November 30, 2021

I can’t change it, so I will watch

 That Car:

 I thik this is an '82 Citroen.

For today:

From my small seat, here in Florida I see the world around me, no problem; life is good.  But looking at the WORLD around me from the internet and I say OUCH. I am one of about 334 million people (333,738,930 as of Tuesday, November 30, 2021) here in the USA, This dude cannot fix a major thing here.

 In this great country we have ‘Gay people’, black people, and diverse folks from around the world. All have an agenda.  I do understand it. I tell my wife if I was a black man I would probably have been militant. That view is from being raised in a segregated world. I accepted it as proper or normal.  It was not RIGHT to expect black people to give their seat to a white peron in a bus. It was not RIGHT that at black person could not drink from the same water fountain as a white person.  BUT I, and millions accepted it as the right way to do things. I never had the experience of attending school with kids of color.  I thought that was normal also.

Like you, I pick my friends from the ones who also would pick me.  I have friends and family who are completely opposite of me in Religion, politics and ideas of the future, but we can have dinner laugh, joke and even poke fun at each other. Folks that is the USA, I LOVE IT!  I do not plan to hate or dislike someone just because they think different from me.

Are there personalities that rub you the wrong way? There are some that sure turn me off. I talk too much and it is usually around someone I cannot understand what they are saying (HEARING HERE, NOT A DISLIKE). I enjoy people with whom you can have a conversation. We met a man on our walks back home who would STOP us to TALK. (We like to smile and wave). It wasn’t long until we knew HE wanted to TALK, not converse. We deviated our walk because of it.

EGOs, most of us have an ego whether we admit it or not. We should think highly of ourselves. We have strong beliefs and that is normal methinks. BUT, but when an individual has an EGO that is larger than the WORLD and their way IS THE ONLY WAY, it turns me OFF, friend, mayor or any politician.

 Nite Shipslog

PS: We have  Missouri friends who visited Florida during segregation and one of the boys (Robert I think) tried the 'colored fountain', expecting flavored or colored water.

True story.


Lisa said...

I have never had a problem getting along with all kinds of different people. Think how boring the world would be if we were all alike.
Things and the way people think have changed so much in just the past 5 years. I am glad that I can easily like people or turn away from them.


Victor S E Moubarak said...

You are right about the Citroen CV.

The way the world is these days, we all need to pray some more.

God bless.

Mevely317 said...

That's funny about Robert sampling the 'colored fountain'!
Having grown up in a largely homogeneous community, I never gave the racial issue much thought. The current climate, however, leaves us feeling dismayed. Angry, too, at certain groups demanding respect - but not reciprocating; instead, continuing to burn and loot.

Interesting, your point about getting along with others who don't share your values. Both of my best friends' political leanings are opposite my own -- but we've a tacit understanding not to go there. A good friend is invaluable.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I don't have any problem with what other people think, Sometimes we just have to agree to disagree. Life is too short to be anything but happy. There is no time for anger or pointing the finger. We have to accept the responsibility to love one another. What a happy world it would be!

Glenda said...

WOW, your "thinkers" and readers are so on your page" ...I am believe they all have a commonality with you! There was one black girl in my very small high school: Headed the Cheerleader team in my Sr. year ~ we're friends on Facebook today. I love her posts ~ it's a colorful world!

Dar said...

I agree with your thoughts. One think I know is that all our blood is the same color,....and I'd accept it from anyone, no matter race, creed or religion...we are all God's children. Well written once again.
loven'hugs from up north where it was another 40 degree day, unusual for our northern winter. We are happy to recieve it.