“If everybody is thinking alike, then somebody isn’t thinking.”
– American General George S. Patton was born on this day in 1885 (died 1945)
Do I think it a coincidence that one of the greatest American military generals of the 20th century was born on Veteran’s Day?
Take the opportunity today to thank or remember a Veteran. We owe it to them.
On a side note, I’ve had the privilege the last two years to participate in the Night at the Quartermaster Museum at Ft. Lee. One of the fascinating displays is one of General Patton’s Jeeps.
On another side note, keep Ft. Lee and WWI in the back of your mind. There’s more coming.
I suppose in some ways we all think the world would be a better place if we all thought the same way…as long, of course, as it was in tune with our own beliefs and opinions.
Life doesn’t work that way. And we should be glad it doesn’t.
But we should be a little more respectful in the way we express those beliefs and opinions.
Trust me, I had to learn how to argue on the Internet. Thank heavens for obscure screen names.
And then I had to learn not to argue on the Internet.
It’s hard not to get sucked back in. Every time I post something even remotely political someone will immediately jump to conclusions about what I’m saying or not saying.
What I’m generally saying is “here, read this.” Or “here, think about this.”
Of course, some folks rarely do think. The preconceived notions are there and no matter how much information is presented they’re not going to budge.
In other words, like Patton said “somebody isn’t thinking.”
It’s honestly why I often hesitate to share or post something because I know what the reaction will be. That’s a shame because people may be missing valuable information.
Or at least a different perspective. Which is often valuable.
I absolutely despise the phrase “agree to disagree.”
You may disagree.
But sometimes we’re just not going to come to the same conclusion.
We can still play nice.
We should agree on that.
Think about it.