Accentuating positives makes us all better

DEAR EDITOR:

A popular saying during World War II was “Accentuate the positive, eliminate the negative, and don’t mess with Mr. In-between.” But this saying means as much today as it did then.

In today’s world, being positive means to help the hungry, sick and homeless, also to comfort the lonely and to smile more.

Eliminating the negative means not to hold on to your resentments and hate, but make them disappear as soon as possible.

To build up hate leads to violence such as murder, mass murders, school shootings and wars between nations.

We should keep a watchful eye out for hateful people and try to determine if they are building up a supply of guns and other weapons with which to kill others. If we can prove this to be true, then we should report it to the authorities.

Mr. In-between is apathy. Apathetic people care very little about helping others, but are concerned with helping only themselves. We don’t need people like these.

We need people like the billionaire who went to his favorite college and paid off the student loans of all the graduates there. This amounted to millions of dollars.

Most Americans tend to be generous and charitable, but there are many other ways to do positive actions and eliminate the negativity. This will make America and the world a better place in which to live.

JOE PETRUNIA

Warren

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