Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Our view: What we can learn from Colin Powell

From Erie-

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell says an elderly Episcopal priest gave him a lesson for life: "Always show more kindness than seems necessary, because the person receiving it needs it more than you will ever know."

Powell writes about how that advice helped to guide his own character formation in his new book, "It Worked for Me." Parade magazine published an essay by Powell, adapted from the book, on May 20. "Being kind doesn't mean being soft," wrote Powell, a career military official. Rather, the lesson he absorbed from the elderly priest is this: "Kindness is not just about being nice; it's about recognizing another human being who deserves care and respect."

Two Erie Times-News writers recently reported on some stellar examples where care and respect for others has made a difference in individual lives and made the Erie area a better place to live.

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