Must we fight?

Donald Trump, like many people who are attacked, felt a need to respond. I can readily understand probably better than most, because at a much earlier stage in my life, I too felt an uncontrollable urge to respond, sometimes violently when I felt attacked. It was only after a miraculous intervention that I came to recognize that always lashing out at the attacker was not necessarily a sign of strength, but rather indicated that you could be easily controlled by the words and actions of others.

That understanding gave me tremendous strength and control which was partly responsible for the many successes that I experienced subsequently. Donald Trump has been successful in many other ways and has the potential to be an extraordinary leader when he focuses on the real problems.

Both parties in this conflict would be well served to shake hands, exchange pleasantries and apologies and move on to more constructive uses of their time and energy. Future generations will be severely adversely affected by our ever-increasing debt and the many social problems that are being ignored as we concentrate on non-consequential arguments like the one we are discussing here.

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