There’s been a lot of talk about rights lately. While it is important that our governing system acknowledges people as equally valuable both in need and contribution to our society, this kind of talk often misses a vital point. If we rely on a political governing system to represent us, it will never create a society that fairly distributes rights. Especially if our governing system is a competition. A divided people will never produce representation that will lead them to shared ownership. As soon as one side “wins,” the balance of equality tips. The other side blames. Battle ensues until the other side wins and it tips the other way. The process is never going to fix itself.
“Can I get that without mushrooms?”
I hated - was repulsed by mushrooms for 42 years. No picking around, no blending and no amount of “oh, but this is a special kind of mushroom.” It’s obnoxious how people will try to convince you otherwise when they find out you don’t like something. I’m not six. I’m pretty confident as a middle aged man that I know what I don’t like.
But don’t tell me you don’t like coffee...
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