For some the beliefs and convictions we held are found to be tried and true and we stick with them, for some, the beliefs and convictions of a lifetime are found to be lacking. Lacking in compassion, humanity, empathy or common sense and we come to a crises of self.
A few years before I retired, I was fortunate to start working with a cancer survivor, who had a wonderful and different view of the world. Her attitude was infectious and I learned to accept all people even those who I found to be not in line with my thinking. I learned to listen to people and to see the best in them. At first it was a hard to do, I had to adjust my thinking, my beliefs and my convictions and it took a long time. Over an eight-year period I grew and became a better person because of my interaction with her and my ability to learn.
Jimmy Buffets song Changes in Attitudes is a great way to
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