I remain a firm believer in late U.S. Senator Paul Wellstone’s observation that “We all do better when we all do better.”
If we don’t look for ways to tamp down the vitriol and intense hatred which members of Left and Right teams freely direct at “the opposition,” we will not only foreclose whatever options might still remain to find common ground that moves us all forward. Worse still, we will eliminate both the hopes for and attainment of a better and more peaceful future. We’re too close to achieving that empty triumph as it is.
When all is said and done, we share an arguably common set of ambitions: peaceful existence; some measure of prosperity; a healthy dose of happiness for ourselves and our families, and guided always by the hope that there's one better opportunity—at least one better tomorrow—just around the corner. I hope to keep that idea alive.
Richard Turcotte is a retired attorney and former financial adviser (among other professional detours) and now a writer. He blogs about energy, politics, philosophical views on life, and anything else that strikes a chord.
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