The capacity for getting along with our neighbor depends to a large extent on the capacity for getting along with ourselves. The self-respecting individual will try to be as tolerant of his neighbor’s shortcomings as he is of his own.
– Eric Hoffer
I was talking to someone yesterday about Common Party, and he said “it’s all nice and flowery when you’re talking about superficial commonalities, but when you get down to the real issues, people really do have huge differences.”
Of course that’s true, I told him, but the point is that we have to remind ourselves and each other that it’s okay to hav...
The longer we listen to one another – with real attention – the more commonality we will find in all our lives. That is, if we are careful to exchange with one another life stories and not simply opinions. – Barbara Deming