Just a few thoughts, Again...
I abhor stupidity. Not the speech from the uneducated, but speech so stupid that not even the person saying it could possible believe it. We all hear things that are so fundamentally wrong that we can't possibly believe it. The current spending by our Government to save us? Taking guns away from the legal honest gun owner to stop the illegal use of guns by the criminals. Loaning money to Companies by the government that has to borrow 40 cents of every dollar they spend.
I think we are all prejudiced in some ways . Life is way too short to spend hours worrying about every decision. Your preconceived thoughts and feelings are the result of your learning and are strongly imprinted on your choices in life. I personally like 57 Chevy's, McDonald's French fries and Del Monte ketchup. It would take a pretty significant emotional event to change that.
I am a conservative. Not in all things, but i think that change while is inevitable, it is not the whole answer. People that make changes and then protect those changes like they are the optimum or the ideal are as faulted as those that don't want to change in the first place. I think that change should have positive effects and not cost us more than the benefit.
Doing what you did and expecting different results is just plain stupid.
In this world, there are people that cannot or will not change. Just plan around them and move on.
I grew up in Kansas and am a Jay hawker. I revel in freedom and hate the ideal of enslavement. I believe that every person has the ability to be something great. The corollary to that is that there are some that have the ability to be evil, in such ways that most of us cannot even imagine.
Abraham Lincoln was a Republican. He took our country to war to hold us up against the highest standards of our Constitution.
Life is a buffet. Take what you want but eat what you take.
Unless you really want to buy something, don't ask what it costs.
My son had on a T-Shirt that said this "Lord grant me the serenity to accept the things I can't, The courage to change the things I can and the weaponry to make a difference" I think the message there is sometimes we take life way too serious and a little smile goes a long way.
" Swetzhen Nien da Vider Sheist ". (Don't sweat the small shit, after all it is all small shit)
There are Managers and there are leaders. Managers count everything and manage people like they are an asset not people. In abundant situations, not declining situations, managers make good sense. A manager will figure out the cheapest way to do things and produce an optimum return. When time is short and you really have to minimize the loss you need a leader to take charge and win the battle. When you really need to get the best out of people and there just isn't enough of anything to go around, leaders fit the bill.
When time comes to get down to business and "un-hit that fan load" of manure it is often better to have a leader rather than a manager.