ive pondered writing this for several weeks now. as i said in my march 30 blog.. i really considered dropping out and using the dell to play angry birds. you know..i read the emails about how people just wanted to live in a happy place .. didnt want any negative communication from anyone..and you know it sounded pretty good. but then i remembered this quote..
A person may cause evil to others not only by his actions but by his inaction, and in either case he is justly accountable to them for the injury.
John Stuart Mill
ive refered to the vile email..it is in the possession of an attorney.. that followed the call to have you remove your names from my email list..more recently i have been made aware of the outright mean treatment of the newest residents..renters..concerning the parking of their cars. notes..anonymous of course..berating them for parking in the wrong spot..really..whats wrong with you people..
i remember the meeting at the pool where you elected new board members and the rush to form a committee for everything under the sun..i even joked in an email that there should be a committee committee. well when the new residents moved in… were they greeted by the hospitality committee..did anyone give them a copy of the rules..or tell them where to park..did the parking committee assign them a spot..if even only temporarily..instead of letting them guess for themselves..or were the notes the plan..
did anyone welcome these people to the building..bake a cake..take flowers..cheesy bits….
so to the good people..people im fond of…im afraid dropping out is not the answer…because whether you like it or not your actions.. or inactions..make a difference….
If you board the wrong train, it is no use running along the corridor in the other direction. Dietrich Bonhoeffer
so…please send this to those who have chosen not to see..not to hear…send this to the offended…print it..put it under their door..tell them……and remember… the whole worlds watching.
“Judging others makes us blind, whereas love is illuminating. By judging others we blind ourselves to our own evil and to the grace which others are just as entitled to as we are.”
― Dietrich Bonhoeffer, The Cost of Discipleship