he’s accepting of differing opinions
so long as they don’t disagree.
Dan, you’re unwilling to accept any dissent. Here are some of the things you’ve called me so far: “moralistic, self-righteous, bony little fingers, narrow-minded, bombastic, mean-spirited, negative, morally superior, judgmental …”
But please read my original post again:
No doubt she is a great paddler
Posted by: bowrudder on Feb-16-10 9:06 AM (EST)
and has a strong will. One of the posters said, “I admire how she has the courage to do things for herself, and for no one else. That is real strength.” Very perceptive. I don’t know if it’s strength, but there’s a certain beauty and greatness in those who live for others too (I think of Ilyusha and his father in Brothers Karamazov).
What’s wrong with that?
To be morally superior, I would have to place myself above and beyond. But if you knew the reference (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Brothers_Karamazov#Ilyusha), you would know that I was saying just the reverse–these things apply to me too.
I don’t remember your stern condemnation when I questioned whether Andrew McCauley had acted unwisely. He was a great guy/father too.