You might not agree with everything he’s saying, but this message about love, tolerance, and compassion is worth consuming.
In all seriousness, I always enjoy going on Mark’s show, and I hope you enjoy the discussion we had. And I must thank him for allowing me to shamelessly plug my upcoming book Happywork, releasing on February 17, 2015.
“I don’t understand his world, but I do understand he’s part of mine.”
Phil Mickelson had never won a British Open. High pressure, I guess. Five strokes back entering the final round, and history shows that he is really good at finishing second in majors. Yet, he smiles while out on the course. He gives his golf ball to a kid in the gallery while walking from 17 to 18. Phil’s reservedly high-fives and fist bumps everyone he can on that walk to 18. It’s the final hole of the final round of a major, and he was two strokes up. Phil stood on the tee box at 18, still with the biggest tee shot of his life ahead of him, and smiled. He showed a little humility and appreciation for the moment.
Tiger yells fuck and goddammit and all other sorts of words after poor shots (knowing there are microphones everywhere), and very rarely smiles. And this comes after his marital troubles, confession, and 2010 news conference where he said, “Character and decency are what really count.” He has 14 majors (which is admittedly no small feat). Phil had four, and now he has five.
I’d rather be Phil.
Listen to the man! Love is wise, and hatred is foolish.
“In this world which is getting more and more closely interconnected, we have to learn to tolerate each other. We have to learn to put up with the fact that some people say things that we don’t like. We can only live together in that way.”
What you truly have, without a doubt, is now. The reality of your life is always now. Do not continually hope to become happy in the future. Make your future arrive now.
Well, this article was hard to get through. Italy’s racist soccer thugs are downright cruel to people of color. They hurl both insults and bananas at black players (even the ones that play for their home team). Yes, they throw bananas on the field. Racism is apparently alive and well. Kudos to Wright Thompson for a brilliant piece.
Funny, Balotelli scored a decisive goal for Italy yesterday. I wonder how the thugs feel about this.
This is a beautifully delivered message from author Andrew Solomon. Like him, I’d like to see everyone treated fairly, the same, without respect to how different the majority might deem them to be. When we discriminate against people because of their race, sex, age or sexual orientation, we are actually stunting the growth of our society. Great people are marginalized, left to wonder where they fit into a world that thinks they’re too different. Are such people even allowed to contribute everything they have to offer to society? When the answer is no, I just think that’s crazy.
Besides the many wars we’ll likely continue to be engaged in (the ones where we use UAVs and tanks and soldiers), I believe this is the greatest fight we as a species have before us.