|Vive L'Empereur - Edouard Detaille (Source)|
Do I care how you worship God?
Do I care about the color of your skin?
Do I care where your ancestors came from?
Do I care what political party you belong to?
Do I care what sports teams you root for?
See the post title for the answer to those questions...However...
I do care whether or not you are loved. There is nothing worse than having no one to care about you. Or to be alone. Or to have never loved.
I do care whether or not you believe in God. Whether or not you believe in Him, He believes in you. And guess what, He loves you.
I do care whether or not you are treated fairly. Treating someone based on the color of his or her skin is not just stupid, it is criminal. I don't care what color you are, I only care if you are a person of character, a person with ideas and thoughts to better all of humankind.
I do care whether or not your culture brings something to this great nation of ours. Whether it be cuisine, or an ancient tradition of lore and history, we're all in this together.
I do care whether or not you stay informed on the issues and that you vote with intelligence and some thought for the future. Hey, we all have to live with our decisions.
As to the sporting thing? I really have lost all interest in professional and college sports. When I was young it was more about building character and teaching team work. Winning is fun, losing sucks. Rooting for a sports team is fun, but jeez, some people get far too carried away with it all. I mean really, you don't actually play for that team. (One too many times of overhearing, "Hey, we won this weekend!" Seriously? You won? I mean I get it, but I don't. Not really.)
I don't know why I threw the bit about sports in, probably because of the Olympics and Tuna's recent trivia posts about that topic. Also it seems to be the one area where we can be passionate about something and not be called an idiot (or worse) for liking something.
I leave you with this...
Is The Donald trying to lose?
No doubt Skip will be stopping by and say something about the word "normal." I'm not sure I completely understand the concept, though it can be both boring and comfortable. Often at the same time.
Bis Morgen Kameraden...
Did you know that the German word "Morgen" means tomorrow and morning. So how do you say "tomorrow morning" in German? ...
Morgen früh. Which literally means "tomorrow, early."
Fun facts as The WSO likes to say.