Do not let the world make you hard.
Do not let the pain make you hate.
Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness.
Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree,
you still believe it to be a beautiful place.
Kurt Vonnegut who penned the likes of Slaughterhouse Five, Cat’s Cradle, Bluebeard, and Deadeye Dick?
I have to admit, I was a bit surprised.
Soft answers can ingratiate or disarm (as written in Proverbs; a soft answer turneth away wrath).
Soft as in a lambs ear leaf (my daughter loved to sit and touch them in my garden).
Soft sloping hills in the distance.
All so pleasing.
But to be soft.
Is it a good thing to be soft?
Is it dangerous?
Does it leave you too vulnerable?
Can you be strong if you’re soft?
Can you be intelligent and yet soft?
Is being soft a way of being wise?