my Debra Medina quote is and always will be, my only mantra because, to me, it's like the Rule of Law---it applies equally to everyone. When it doesn't--all hell breaks loose! So I'm glad you liked!
15 years ago,I purposefully decided to work for an international airline company--13.5 years-it was a good choice. No other environment can provide a person like me- totally unwealthy-- the opportunity to work side by side with as many cultures or races, without joining the military, or being a military 'brat', right? I was an oil & gas brat--lot worse, indeed. (Talk about living in the 'arm-pits' of the world...hundreds of miles from no-where..and that awful smell?...the smell of money) [slight exaggeration]
Long story short, a Bangladeshi, (legal citizen!!), Muslim, became my best friend, the best I've ever had. After about a year or so, in front of all our friends, I finally got around to asking him if he was a Muslim. He said yes. I jokingly said 'great'! 'My phone calls are probably being monitored!'
We were both 'Leads'. We were a lot alike. We didn't like the limelight, [thank you very much, The Granger, for your blaring title, lol] we liked one-on-one, genteel persuasion. His loyalty to me through out the years, his unbelievable candidness, honesty, his subtle way of educating me of his peoples' culture, their disgustingly corrupt govt, he knew how ignorant I was...I'll always treasure his friendship. Because when push comes to shove, religion doesn't make a difference...Freedom is the common thread.
"If you want something you've never had before, you have to do something you've never done before." Debra Medina
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