Article: Spotlight: Words: Powerful

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By Sharon Brown on April 30, 2016

Something to think about

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May 1, 2016 1:41 AM CST
Name: Nancy
Buffalo NY
Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.

Wow, that's a really powerful statement! Churchill is credited with many interesting observations but this may be my favorite one of all.

So glad you shared it here this week, Sharon.
May 1, 2016 5:56 AM CST
Name: Barb Jenkins
Hillsborough, NH
He was a very wise man and spoke many truths whether you wanted to hear them or not. But darn that cigar!!!
May 2, 2016 12:48 AM CST
Name: Brenda Essig
Rio Dell, CA
I have struggled with both ends of this courage. Forcing myself to speak up in defense of myself or others and forcing myself to listen to thoughts of others that run contrary to my own. I don't know if that is courage or an effort to show wisdom. Whatever you call it, I am still trying to learn both.
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May 2, 2016 5:17 AM CST
Name: Barb Jenkins
Hillsborough, NH
I don't think we ever get to the point that we don't make mistakes either way. But we do try all the time.
May 2, 2016 9:35 AM CST
Name: Sharon
I think it boils down to respect, equal respect for our own beliefs and for the beliefs of others. Diversity, a word that has somehow become a catch-all in recent years but I'll use it anyway. Diversity seems to have made us a bit hesitant to speak in either instance. Some feel empowered by this 'new' word, diversity. Some feel a little uneasy lest our words stir up something negative. It is a quandary.

Something to think about again.
May 2, 2016 11:39 AM CST
Name: Barb Jenkins
Hillsborough, NH
That's why I love "Spotlight". Thank you again Sharon Thumbs up
May 2, 2016 7:57 PM CST
Name: Jon
Japan, Ibaraki
I'm as diverse as they come, Like Churchill, I'm British. I say what I think and believe to be the truth as did he. What I say may not be right but It's never a lie. If I have done wrong I graciously apologise. I hear others objections, then decide.
Born in Churchill's time these were the values I was raised to.
Fortune favors the brave.
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