Just some thoughts:
Some would have described Andy Rooney as that, a curmudgeon.
“A bad-tempered, difficult, cantankerous person.”
Personally I think that might be a bit harsh description of Rooney. Yes, somewhat fitting but not sure about all the description. I miss Rooney. Miss him on the television show “Sixty- Minutes” and his writings.
I am of the opinion that at times we all need a bit of some difficult and cantankerous people in our lives and in our society. I think often they give us a bit of perspective about life and ourselves that other wise might not come to us.
Just ten of Mr. Rooney’s thoughts:
1.The process by which each of us acquires a reputation isn’t independent of our character. It almost always depend more on the decisions we make than of chance occurrences.
2.A good teacher hands out more encouragement that pupils deserve as a matter of teaching technique.
3.Our opinions of people tend to alter slowly over the years and, if we don’t update our relationships by talking to them, become untrue.
4.You see so many things in life we have done badly that life can be depressing unless you look for some of the things we’ve done well.
5.Good ideas are overrated. The world is full of people with good ideas and short on people who rake a leaf.
6. We’re all torn between the desire for privacy and the fear of loneliness.
7.Most of us are so engrossed in whatever it is we do with our days that we fail to consider what anyone else is doing with theirs.
8.It probably would never occur to anyone who never played that even second stringers love the game.
9.All men are not created equal but should be treated as though they were under the law.
10. Always realize you could be wrong.
I miss Andy Rooney. Sometimes we just need folks “who tell it like it is.” No we don’t need a world full of such folks, but a few and hearing their words occasionally is ok.
May 26, 2019
Poste June 3rd, 2019