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understanding - LOOKING AT LIFE By Erich Brandeis I'm not...
LOOKING AT LIFE By Erich Brandeis I'm not tolling you any secret when 1 say that all IH not as It should be between. Russia.' and ourselves. All sorts of reasons have been given, but tho, moat plausible to mo Is wo don't undor- Htiuul each other. And that Is the trouble not only between tho United States and Hiisnta but between so many Individuals, its'wall. Unman beings, whether singly or an u •nation, are primarily in- toroHtocl 1n thumselvea. There is really, nothing to criticize about that. Aft.6r all, what does auythiiiB mean to you us long as It does not nlTocl you personally? Egotistical, yes, hut humnn. Whatever happens today Is of vital Interest to you. The helicopter—you may ride In one some day. Television — you can hardly wait for that set, A now drug—It may euro one ot your Illnesses. The atomic bomb—It can destroy your homo. Tint tho things that happened uBforB you, nml Hint will luippen after you, are history—history some of which you huvo read and onn rend nnd KOUIO ot which you will never know. Russia is tar aw«>v She speaks a different language from ours, she has different, racial r.liai-.ir- terlstles, different living onmli- tlons, different. Ideologies and different customs. Some of theirs seem silly to us, many of our seem silly to (bom. Aimirtcii has been provincial. \Vo huvo been so busy with our own grnwih Ufat. wo haven't taken Iho time or the trouble lo study the problems of other nations or to understand them. Suspicion Is usually the result of misunderstanding. Remember always that all nations are made up of humnn bo- ings, and that, fundamentally, ail humnn beings are alike. t forget the source, but I was impressed by the saying, "All Ood's Chtllun Got Wings'" Unfortunately, too many ot "Ood's Chlllun" hnve had their wings clipped nnd cannot rise from the ground. Let us help ench other by first understanding each other. Many yonra ngo, when I was a rub reporter, my city editor sent mo to Interview a grant statesman. When 1 hesitated, he snld: "Don't picture him in a frock coat nnd silk l*\t. Picture, him In a night shirt and slippers." Maybe Slnllu, too, wears a night Rhlrt.

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  1. Lebanon Daily News,
  2. 09 Nov 1945, Fri,
  3. Page 22

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