This is a guest entry from my good friend and fraternity brother, David Spiegel. Dave runs, co-runs, and helps keep going some great businesses. He also is a kind soul with a dry sense of humor. Here's Dave:
There can be no doubt that we are living in highly polarized times. Passions, feelings, and tempers can be inflamed in an instant. This diversity is increasing on a daily basis.
Still, I believe when we act as mature rational individuals, we can and will be able to find common ground. Take the relationship between my good friend and fraternity brother Doug and myself.
One of us is true blue.
The other one's blood runs as red as the stripes on the flag.
We never argue about it. In fact, I can't ever remember it ever being an issue. Of course when we meet at our frat's yearly get together and one of us is wearing a red hat the other one naturally tends to bristle a bit. Still, we respect each other and value each other's opinion, no matter how misguided.
You see, Doug is a Phillies fan. I am a Yankees fan.
In the last two weeks, we have been subjected to cancelled games between our two teams -- first because of Covid and now because of a tropical storm.
Enough is enough!
Stop the madness!
This we can both agree on. We want baseball!
(What did you think I was talking about?)
This is what we need to bring people together.
Time to play ball!
-- David Spiegel