Tag Archives: Friends

Befriending the enemy

Would you befriend your enemy in order to get something that is very important done?

I watched movies based on true stories with caution. Why? Hollywood and movie makers have a way of stretching and adding to the truth. As a movie watcher, if really interested in knowing the facts, then research them. ๐Ÿ˜‰

With that said, I was remembering the movie, The Schindler’s List (no has nothing to do with the above statement). In that, Oscar Schindler, played by Liam Neeson, befriends an SS officer named Amon Goth, played by Ralph Fiennes.

In order to help some Jews escape and live, he had to undermine the word and meaning of friends. To do that, he had to use the person that held the destiny of innocent people in his hands.ย  I am happy that he did, and in the end, people lived. ๐Ÿ™‚

Which brings me to another question, to accomplish something, to get something that you want, will you do it by any means necessary?

Old With A Smile. For the next 31 days in March, greet an old person with a smile. Stop and chat with them if you want. Pass by and say hello. A few seconds can mean so much to some of them. ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Persona non grata

“Some cause happiness WHEREVER they go, others WHENEVER they go.” Oscar Wilde

What to do, how to feel when you cannot stand the sight of a certain person? When his or her presence makes you feel uncomfortable; when you do not want them around for whatever reason (some trivial and some serious)?

And what would you do or how would you feel if others did not want you around?

In both cases, I am not talking about strangers, but family and friends. People that I guessย  should want you to be there, should want you to exist in their presence.

But life takes an ugly turn sometimes, and those that some thought loved them, seemed to hate them. The sign now says, “Unwelcome.”

Should finding new friends be an option? Creating new “family members”? Trying to figure out and solving the reason(s) behind being left out?

No one wants to feel unwelcome . . . right?