Friday, March 26, 2010

Befriending the Lost

After reading this and the post Helmut linked on communicating with a right-wing mother, I'm thinking that those of us who are pleased that the United States has joined the rest of the world in leaving behind the idea that becoming bankrupt when you get sick is a good idea should be doing what we can to befriend the people who feel they are being dissed. It's going to be hard, but it's worth thinking about how we can do this in our communities. It will probably have to be small actions at first. Just maybe not calling them idiots, as in the article I linked. Or a smile and an extended hand. Not much talk at first.

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