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    In college I took an into Psych course late into the proceedings to fill in hours needed.
    There was one thing from that course that took root more deeply than anything else I managed to learn.
    It was about the Stickleback fish. The Stickleback fish was/is(if this understanding has not yet changed - I'll have to get over to wiki to see) - very strange. The male kept to himself and was an anti-social curmudgeon until it was time to mate and then he overcame his solitary ways for the female Stickleback with whom he mated.
    I think of this every now and again with respect to human behavior. How people - Mitt Romney's a good example - is stuck within his own group and apparently not comfortable with a stranger whose circumstances are different than his.

    This may be true of all of us to some extent.

    But since we all share the life of this country, we cannot afford to see people we don't know or socialize with as the "other".

    It's a recipe for disaster.
    This is nothing new, I recognize :)

    Finally people have gotten sick and tired of being had and taken for idiots. Mikhail Gorbachev

    by eve on Fri Sep 28, 2012 at 07:15:54 AM PDT

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