Living Here

Terry O’Neill, Lake Geneva resident and activist offers his comments:

A city is about all its people, and not exclusively about those selected to rule over it. Problems begin when the rulers want to make the town in their own image, rather than letting the image become what the public might prefer. A good government should collectively work to improve the lives of the residents, and not be in opposition to them, as the Hillmoor property issue so well illustrated.

Life can be simple when understood, and complex when it is not. Everything is different and yet the same. Like no two sunsets or snowflakes are ever the same, but we all know one when we see one. In a similar manner, we are all different and yet we are all the same. It is all in how we see it. What we see as different, divides us. What we see as the same, unites us.

So instead of seeing the world as “them” versus “us”, remember “them” is an important and necessary part of “us,” for diversity is good when such diversity is considered a necessary part of the whole, and held together with a greater feeling and understanding of oneness.

Them and Us

The children

A cold windy day looking out over Lake Geneva, but not for these two
young ones with only one care in the world. for each other.

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