Truth

You can’t transform mountebanks into menschen. Character is like concrete: You can make an impression when it’s freshly poured, in its youth, one could say, but when it sets, it’s impervious to alteration.

~ Charles M. Blow, Satan in a Sunday Hat (NY Times, July 31, 2017)


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  1. Ah yes. And we are seeing living proof of this daily.

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  2. Love this!

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  3. gouparchery says:

    good post

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  4. but still can be chipped away over time, and the inner layer revealed –

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  5. Thanks for altering my rather negative thought pattern today, David!

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  6. Perfect.

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  7. Yes absolutely and such an inspiring quote.

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  8. Character is set, but attitude can still be molded. Learning & growth goes on forever if we are open to them.

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  9. The goal…to always catch them when they are “freshly poured”.

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  10. “There are people inside the administration that think it is their job to save America from this president.”
    Right there. Thats a big ol’ shot of Hope.

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  11. Thanks for the definitions!! Helped me feel more welcome 🙂
    Great post- Truth!

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  12. With Scaramucci, we had definitely hit bottom. With Kelly in as Chief of Staff, let’s hope we’re on the way up. By the way, the best line I heard about Scaramucci was by Steven Colbert. He said, “the only appropriate question to ask Scaramucci is Scaramucci, Scaramucci, will you do the fandango!” Here was his farewell to the Mouch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vr_o1y47icc#action=share

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  13. Not sure I’d always agree with this, although certainly seems appropriate lately. I’d like to believe there’s always hope and a possibility that we CAN grow and change.

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  14. You are such a mensch. Embrace it 💕

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