Cancelling Cancel

Well-intentioned Zero Tolerance

has created unintended consequences

“Political correctness”

is to be applauded

and it is an acquired skill

accompanied by shame and humility

Misread context creates

false positives

Thoughtless comments make

ill-fitting negatives

Youth makes mistakes

Anger violates civility

Separateness teaches inequality

Conceit blinds openness

What is done speaks to what is said

and that counts

The present updates the past

and that matters

If mistakes are embraced

If anger is subdued

If differences are acknowledged

If bias is recognized

Then a sincere apology should lead

to an environment of grace

Then genuine forgiveness should make

for a milieu of kindness

Openness and acceptance admit flaws

Treasured possibilities expand horizons

Published by carlfmaulbeck

In the movie "Harvey", Elwood P Dowd, played by Jimmy Stewart, explains coping with the world this way: "Years ago my mother used to say to me, she'd say, 'In this world, Elwood, you must be' - she always called me Elwood - 'In this world, Elwood, you must be oh so smart or oh so pleasant.' Well, for years I was smart. I recommend pleasant. You may quote me." Well, for years I was smart, oh so very smart, I too recommend pleasant - Trust the harmony

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