Are any of you fans of Andy Rooney? I've always enjoyed his view of life's particulars. Last night CBS' 60 Minutes said goodbye to him as a regular contributor. I will miss his end pieces. They made me laugh and nod in familiarity. Can you believe he is 92? What a lot of life and changes he's seen and commented on!
Morely Safer interviewed Andy about his career and his beliefs, and he said one thing that really struck a chord with me. When asked about his politics, he said, "I'm more democratic than republican." In 5 words he wrote volumes. Our political world has become so black and white - republican or democrat. But the reality is that most of us are a mix of both. Few of us, at least the ones I know, believe 100% in what either party stands for. We are shades of gray. We lean more to one party than another, but we appreciate stands in each. I think it is important to recognise our similarities, to applaud our grays. Maybe this would be a step toward compromise and therefore progress.
Monday thoughts for a better world.