Article by Terry O’Neill, Lake Geneva citizen and former activist and alderman:
I have a saying “Let Woody be Woody.”
It helps explains how I can get along with most people. I let others be themselves. I hold back personal criticism and accept others just the way they are. I try to see the world through their eyes to understand them and see how and why they are the way they are. In most instances, their background (life experiences, their abilities, successes, failure, and genetics) explains why they are the way they are (and the same applies to me). I know that I cannot change others but I would like to open their eyes so that they can see outside of themselves a little better. I look for similarities and areas of agreement for those are the areas in which we can communicate and I avoid areas of disagreement except where it is acceptable with them. I listen more to others than I speak and much of what I have to say, I say through what I write.
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by Terry O’Neill