I once read a quote by Will Rogers, “I never met a man I didn’t like.” Of all of the funny, wise things that he said in his lifetime, this is line that he wanted carved on his head stone. Could he really have liked every man that he met?…Is it even possible? I like hearing things that are so outrageously “big”, they stretch my conception of what it can mean to be human …..so expansive to my personal experience of life, that they feel impossible, but give me something to aspire to.
What an amazingly friendly place this world would be if I even assumed that I would like every person that I met, and what a fun intention to set for the day…the week, how about for the rest of the time that I have to share here on earth?!
I will be 56 this year..so co-incident with the “date of departure” of Will Rogers who died when he was 56…I don’t have a second to lose… or to waste in not liking someone.