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  •  Cronkite failed in training Scheiffer (2+ / 0-)
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    eXtina, Ckntfld

    "...stories of past courage can define that ingredient..... But they cannot supply courage itself. For this each man must look into his own soul." JFK Profiles in Courage " Ontario

    by ontario on Tue Jan 22, 2013 at 07:20:16 PM PST

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    •  Scheiffer failed. Double, given he had (3+ / 0-)
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      isabelle hayes, freerad, eXtina

      Cronkite as a role model.

      He's a good example of inflexibility in aging.  We all have a worldview formed in the era that was our first 20 years of life. For decades many are able to modify it according to the changes they live through. As we get to the 6th decade, more and more have difficulty with the future. The more change we live through, the harder it is to accept the obsolescence.  Some are able to remain open to new ideas, art, music, etc. They are able to formulate new visions based as much on where the world is going, as where it has been. The older in years, the fewer of those exceptions to the norm.

      Scheiffer's not able to find anything admirable in that speech? Past time for him to retire.

      "People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed and redeemed; never throw out anyone. " Audrey Hepburn "A Beautiful Woman"

      by Ginny in CO on Tue Jan 22, 2013 at 11:02:40 PM PST

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