The ”Wonderful” One That States: We Need To Talk About Donald
Is it possible to learn from someone we really don’t like? If so, what can they teach us about our common humanity: about the strengths and values that we admire, and about the flaws and weaknesses that we’d rather not acknowledge - even to ourselves? Must we always demonise and shut down those that are ideologically opposed to us, as well as their supporters, or is there a better (more loving) way?
How about if that person is powerful, and influential and potentially dangerous to the welfare of those that we care about? Is there anything to learn from listening to such a person as this?
Well, it just so happens that a man fitting that description (to some) happens to exist at time of speaking these words. And in 2016, during the US presidential election, I wrote a poetic piece about this man, in relation to the mantra of “just being yourself”…
“I’m not in this world to live up to your expectations and you’re not in this world to live up to mine.” — Bruce Lee