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Money is a Lot Like Water, by Lynne Twist

FaceBook  On Jul 7, 2015 David Smith wrote:

 It is regrettable that race had to play such a prominent role in the story. Your interpretation of the experience is that here is an angry (white?)  man who is giving $50,000 to assuage his guilt, and his actions were not driven by any compassion. If receiving the contaminated water from this distasteful man was so objectionable to you, why did you even accept it?

Perhaps the black woman felt guilt that she earned $50 from a white person, saw the money as contaminated, and decided to give it away. The fact is, we don't know what was in her heart or her mind, just as we don't  know what was in the heart and mind of the white man. We have to rely on your interpretation of these events, and hope that you were not seeing things through a racial prism. We do know he gave 1,000 times as much money, but, he turned out to be the villain in this story and she turned out to be the saint. The American media and our own President keep hammering us with similar stories, and all they do is make race relations worse.

There was no reason to bring racial relations into your story. It contaminated what was otherwise a very well spoken analogy.

 

Ninety Six Words for Love, by Robert Johnson

FaceBook  On Sep 16, 2014 Dave wrote:

 Wow, what a negative article to start off my day! I did not adore or cherish the criticism of the English language, and by extension, those who speak it. I also don't accept the dualistic views on feeling and thinking. I cannot buy the notion that if one is superior at thinking they will tend to be less superior at feeling. I also believe that you do not have to be fat and dumb to be happy.  In your next article, please bring back that loving feeling, oh, that loving feeling. 

 

Ninety Six Words for Love, by Robert Johnson

FaceBook  On Sep 16, 2014 Dave wrote:

 Wow, what a negative article to start off my day! I did not adore or cherish the criticism of the English language. I also don't accept the dualistic views on feeling and thinking. Why cannot a person be superior at thinking and superior at feeling? In your next article, please bring back that loving feeling, oh, that loving feeling.