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Be the change you want to happen. Never accept any ideology from the Left or the Right that says we need to respect walls of separation between races, genders, etc. Never accept any ideology from the Left or the Right that says we should vote for, value, or prejudge someone innocent or guilty based on skin color or sex organs.
We can celebrate our different cultures, but we do so best when we disregard the dividers on both Left and Right and invite all comers to celebrate with us. When crunch time comes, like it or not, we are all in this together with our shared humanness at stake.
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An inspiration, from the hippie generation to the present …
Link to Time Magazine: Thich Nhat Hahn
Like Gandhi’s autobiography, his books, clean, direct, and sparkling with compassion, show that all the most important truths are quite simple. It’s the execution that’s the trick.
The best description of the man himself, if I recall correctly, came from a colleague who described him as “a cross between a cloud, a snail, and a piece of heavy machinery.”
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