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  •  Excellent diary. Thank you. (5+ / 0-)

    I guess I've been on this earth a long time. I've been saying this for the last 36 or so hours since the debates:  that when a presidential candidate looks like a maniacal aggressive bully, get out of his way. When someone is flinging fecal matter, step aside.

    While some Americans may prefer the bully on stage, many -- especially women and those from cultures that respect respect and civility -- will strongly prefer the candidate who does not stand up and try to out-bully the wide-eyed crazy man.

    And, those who prefer the bully are probably partisan Republicans anyhow.

    I knew there was something called "The Art of War" out there, but have never studied it. But I also know there are life principles called:

    1.Pick Your Battles  
    2.Confronting Bullies Just Escalates Things
    3. Don't Drop Down to Their Level
    and
    4.Just Because Others Jump Off the Brooklyn Bridge Doesn't Mean You Need To Too  (h/t to Mom for the last one)

    Interesting how life gives us lessons if we simply pay close attention.

    Again, thank you for your diary. I'm heading over to Amazon to see if I can find a used copy of that papyrus now.

    © grover


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    by grover on Fri Oct 05, 2012 at 12:26:26 PM PDT

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