today's lesson (mine)
Sometimes, we perceive someone to be our enemy by virtue of their ideology or politics. We condition ourselves to believe that we should hate our enemies, and that they hate us in return.
How many of us have used our weblog to attack a person we don't really know based on his or her ideals? I sure have. Many times.
What if that person you attacked, that person you despised to the point of rage extended an offer of friendship? What if you accepted that offer and found out that person was honest, sincere and smart and was capable of having a mature, even-handed discussion about your differences? And what if you found out you also had some things in common?
Would you be turning your back on those who stand with you on your political and ideological lines by becoming friendly with this person?
Let's just say I received a great lesson in humility today. And I made a friend.
And we'll leave it at that.