WorldWide Drilling Resource

42 JULY 2021 WorldWide Drilling Resource ® The “Idiots” Corner by “Billy Bob Smith” With all the chaos in the world today, I thought I would focus this month on one simple concept - the idea of differences and how some people let them contribute to how they treat others (these are the idiots in life) and how most people accept differences without prejudice. 1 “I tend to see the similarities in people and not the differences.” ~ Isabel Allende 1 “If the book be false in its facts, disprove them; if false in its reasoning, refute it. But for God’s sake, let us freely hear both sides, if we choose.” ~ Thomas Jefferson Okay, so here are just a few on my list: Got it? Just because we are different in some way, doesn’t make either of us better, lesser, more than each other. If you choose to see only the differences, rather than the things we have in common - like life, humanity, opportunity - then I’m put- ting you in my “idiots” category this month. Billy Bob Contact him via e-mail to Just because . . . you are younger I go to the gym every day you are older we are different genders one of us is from a different country I am retired you have children you own your business you are better looking we both go to church every Sunday you talk more than I do I have more friends you donate more to charity doesn’t mean . . . you are better at technology. I am in better shape. you are smarter than me. we don’t respect each other. we are better or worse off financially. I have a better life. you are more aware. you are better off than me. you have more advantages than me. one of us is more spiritual. you have a better vocabulary. I am more friendly. you are more generous. “When we can put aside our differences and value each other’s strengths, great things happen.” ~ Mary Ellen W. Smoot 6