Accepting people ‘as is’
My friend Sharon, an artist, somewhat bohemian, modern in approach, invited me and friends over for dinner. Her friends at dinner were a couple of Christian conservatives and some older Jewish people, non-seemingly hip which I normally would have expected.
It seems as we get older we have to accept people as is. Beliefs one used to fight over, ideas, all take a back seat. One has to paint over people with a wide brush. I recall the entertainer Cathy Griffin's mother saying “that's Cathy,” implying she accepts her, vulgarities and all. Younger people judge and push aside others according to standards. Older people don't as much, although I can think of exceptions.