…Meet in the Middle

This weekend saw a lot of back and forth between people with differing opinions on Saturday’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner.

Some thought comedian Michelle Wolf’s words were on the nose. Others thought they were highly inappropriate. Not surprisingly the coverage saw very little middle ground.

No matter where your opinion lies, this polarizing response seems to be the new normal.The good news is that tomorrow the 2018 Tony Award nominees are announced. It may be a different stage from that of politics, but I assure you they have more in common than you might think.

Will people disagree with some of the choices — most definitely. Will they take different opinions personally — probably not. Isn’t that refreshing?

Despite the current nastiness in the political arena, the vast majority of us still manage to disagree with a certain amount of respect for others opinions. It may seem small and insignificant, but I assure you it’s not.

It’s a reminder that getting along does not rely on total agreement on all things. Winning isn’t one side getting their way, and tolerance is not getting everyone to agree with you.

We coexist everyday with people who are different from us. Something to keep in mind on a Monday where it feels like we can’t agree on anything.


More on the Story: NY Times

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3 Comments Add yours

  1. originalomc says:

    I’m not sure the White House Correspondents’ Dinner can continue to exist in our modern world…Are Ms Wolf’s words different/harsher/more pointed than remarks from the past???probably depends on your point of view…

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Zer says:

      The rubbing of elbows between the press and the politicians they’re supposed to be holding accountable has always struck me as odd.

      Like

  2. Aileen Cronan says:

    Right on! Peace will come when all can agree to disagree, peacefully acknowledging the right of all to their personal opinions.

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