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Thursday, May 12, 2005

I Never Met A Man I Didn't Like

Will Rogers is famous for his remark "I never met a man I didn't like."

How is this possible? Aren't there some people that are more likable than others? Actually the statements says more about Will Rogers than it does about people. I believe what he is saying is that it's just a waste of time and energy concerning ourselves with who is worth liking and who's not. His approach seems to be to always see the best in people regardless of who they are or what they do. I don't think this means to be naive about people. What I think it means is to always draw the best out of them. We'll always find that we seem to work better with some people than with others but that doesn't have anything to do with liking them or not.

So if we stop spending so much time thinking about who we should like or dislike, what are we left with? We are left with being, just being with others who are willing and excited to be with us.
What a blessing to live your life without sorting people into good and bad piles, without trying to figure out who is safe, who is a threat who is worth spending time with and who is not. What is life like when you stop sorting people into acceptable and unacceptable categories. Life is an adventure, you feel excited you feel the love and the connectedness.

Will Rogers was famous for his humanness. He made a difference in the lives of others by meeting every soul and accepting them as the gift they are. Most of us could learn a lot from Will Rogers about being with people.

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