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If Mr. Obama & Mrs. Clinton Can Make Up, Who In Our Lives Can We Move Ahead With?

It appears that President-elect Barack Obama is going to select Senator Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State. Without forgetting that political relationships are about using people, there is a lot to be said for moving ahead after a hard fight and hard feelings.

Given this reconciliation between Mr. Obama and Mrs. Clinton , it is a good time to think about who in our lives we can move ahead with, past bad times, to a better relationship.

When we are in our graves, how will our anger and our grudges serve us?

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November 30, 2008 - Posted by | Campaign 2008, Politics, Relationships | , , , ,

11 Comments »

  1. I wonder what Hillary will say about the following:
    To what extent, the tragedy in Bombay (Mumbai) represents a devastating setback, both to Pakistani/Indian relations and to the wider war on terror?

    Barack Obama had hoped to persuaded Pakistan to concentrate its gaze to the west, on Afghanistan, rather than east, on Kashmir. Would he instead, may find that he – and his allies – might wage a war on two fronts.

    Comment by Jeffrey | November 30, 2008

  2. Yes, but when we are in our graves, how will having moved *past* our anger and our grudges serve us? It seems to me that the “in our graves” standard could justify almost any position on almost any issue! But what do I know?: I hate my boss!

    Comment by Ken | December 1, 2008

  3. Jeffery—-Barack and Hillary are going to work it out. Or, at the least, they are going to do as well as anyone else could do on the issue. I’m trusting these folks to work it out until I have reason to think otherwise. Thanks for the comment.

    Ken–Thank you for the comment. I think it is possible that when you are in your grave–which I hope is very many years from now—that you will still making fussy retorts to clear enough points.

    Comment by Neil Aquino | December 1, 2008

  4. A classic case of keeping your friends close and your enemies closer.

    Comment by Ella | December 2, 2008

  5. I agree. But I also feel Mrs. Clinton will do a good job.

    Comment by Neil Aquino | December 2, 2008

  6. you can hold a grudge because that would mean you gave a shit. you can not give a shit about the people that have negative effect on you. right them off and be done, you dont have to forgive but letting go off all emotions for certain people is the way to go. Forget you ever knew them. i have written off so many people that i can say there are not many left that bug me. we are our own enemies, who really has enemies on a personal level? we are not being chased down the halls by jocks in high school anymore..

    Comment by bill brady | December 3, 2008

  7. It is good though to be able to move ahead with people that may merit a second chance, or with people that we have made a mistake with and that mistake is part of the problem.

    That said, there are people you do have to move on from in life. You just have to take it case by case.

    Comment by Neil Aquino | December 5, 2008

  8. i agree, when you decide why you are keeping someone around is it vain or sympathy is it because you want something from them or feel you have something to give, its all case by case i know. but why do we keep the garbage in our lives? why do we try to help the helpless?

    Comment by bill brady | December 5, 2008

  9. Because in the end it is about our view and expectations of ourselves.

    Comment by Neil Aquino | December 6, 2008

  10. agreed but what makes us let people treat us not as we would treat them yet we find outselves trying to save them still? because we dont want to give up? because we think we can save them? because its right? not sure myself. i keep trying to do good things though often i am annoyed with the process and not satisfied with the outcome.

    Comment by bill brady | December 7, 2008

  11. Each case must be taken on its own merits with the overriding view that we have to try to be of help when are able to be of help, and that many outcomes are beyond our control.

    Comment by Neil Aquino | December 8, 2008


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