“In this era of global hyperconnectivity, the world has an instant window into the essence of your soul!” – Futurist Jim Carroll
How many of you are holding back from saying the things that need to be said? I do, each and every day. I believe that I am a person with good moral values, deep beliefs in the equality of people, and compassion that drives my actions.
Sometimes, it gets to be too much, particularly in the last few days. I have a new friend. His name is Thomas. He is 25, and has Down syndrome. He skied with me this year, and I was rewarded with an awesome smile throughout our time together, and a fist bump at the end of every run. That is the only way he could express himself to me. I walked away that day with joy in my heart. The other evening, on TV, a vile human being ridiculed a human with Down syndrome. The speakers bureau that represents him – whom I also work with – terminated their relationship with him. I wrote a blog post about this yesterday. I tried to temper my comments. I want you to read it. “‘Womp, Womp’, The Politics of Hate, and Why I Applaud My Partner Leading Authorities” When someone attacks young children, something is wrong. When someone attacks the disabled, something is sick. Fortunately, in an instant, the world saw into his soul and saw something dark. Be cautious with your hate, your vile thinking, your lack of humanity. The world is watching.