I don't know what to say. I appreciate your kind words. I really don't deserve them.<quoted text>One of the greatest attributes that a person can display to me is loyalty. I try to be respectful to you because I see you're a good person. You're loyal to your beliefs but at the same time will admit that there are faults with your parties ideology. That to me makes your point of view credible and I always try to see things from your perspective. You believe in what you're saying and are respectful even when you insult. That tells me you're open minded, compassionate, and insulting is not in your nature. I believe you were raised in a good home and haven't really had to suffer. I say that because you lack that bite in you that a person has that has had to fight for everything you have. I may be wrong so don't get offended. That's why I backed off of Synergy because if nothing else she is loyal to her cause and I admire that. You both are a little snobby though, but I can't blame you if I had money I probally would be too. I made bad decisions as a youth is why I have to work my butt off and you probally don't because you made the right decisions. I just think you think that it's that simple. If I had grown up in a good home I could be where your at as could a lot of kids. It's not that easy to make the right decisions when there is no one there to show you the way.
You are correct as I was brought up in a good home and was taught from an early age right from wrong. My family was poor but my Daddy always worked hard and kept us clothed and fed. I am not loaded with money as you may think, so I am sorry if I come across as snobby. I have nothing to be snobby about except that I took a very imperfect life, changed it into someone that now can hold his head high and look honestly in the mirror at himself. I don't work hard now as I am retired but worked very hard all my life. Don't get me wrong I can be stirred up and become the meanest sob that you may have ever seen. Getting older has mellowed me and has given me some wisdom which I wish I had when I was much younger. I might be rich now if I hadn't been such an angry restless adventurous soul.
I have learned to accept the things I can't change, turned my anger into being productive, being kind and helpful to others if I can, and found that most people are good and honest people if given the chance. Real toughness comes from within and is not always what one sees on the battlefield. Men die easily but living the right type of life is the hard part. I have always thought that what makes a man is not what he does when people are watching him but what he does when nobody is around.