The Summer of the Rising Tides, Day 53: Commonalities

July 23, 2020-

I was just sitting around today, writing two more chapters of my memoirs, and musing about what it is going to take to push the dry air out of our area, after two days of looking at heavy, dark clouds that are five miles to the east. (Prescott is alot like Ojai, or Reno, a dry bubble in the middle of a rainforest).

I also think about what I like about the two seemingly opposite groups, on our social scene. Here are things I like about progressives:

  1. Value of courtesy
  2. Acting from the heart
  3. Thinking of others, before themselves
  4. Planning ahead
  5. Work ethic
  6. Inclusivity

Here are things I like about conservatives:

  1. Value of courtesy
  2. Acting from the heart
  3. Thinking of others, before themselves
  4. Planning ahead
  5. Work ethic
  6. Inclusivity

The differences are there, but we need not dwell on them. Individual initiative may be found in both groups. The welcoming of change is greater among progressives. Cherishing of tradition is greater among conservatives. Yet, both groups find room in their worlds for adaptation and preservation.

That’s where I find the state of what matters most.

6 thoughts on “The Summer of the Rising Tides, Day 53: Commonalities

  1. Hmm — I believe there’s a huge difference in interpretations between the two groups. For example, I don’t believe you would agree that the attack on AOC today represented the value of courtesy, thinking of others first, or inclusivity!.

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    • Yoho is a loose cannon. My father was a conservative-and a gentleman. I don’t think he would be taking kindly to ANY of the crowd that is currently running amok at the mouth, in DC and across the country.

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  2. Just as religions differ wildly there are certain things that are common to all. If we try we can find more similarities than differences but just like the world’s religions, it is the interpretation of those same similarities that result in the biggest differences…

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