The national/Yorkshire treasure that is Jennie Rigg

I would recommend reading this Christmas message from Jennie Rigg. We should all be nice to each other – is the message.

Jennie really is a National/Yorkshire treasure, font of gritty wisdom and general all-round good egg to boot!

This particular passage had me cackling with hysterical laughter:

(I wish) That my fellow bloggers, tweeters, and commenters on Lib Dem Voice start to give each other a bit of a break. You don’t NEED to leap in all guns blazing and straw men a-gogo every single time someone says something that slightly bothers you. Sometimes it’s better for all concerned just to let a thing slide.

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2 thoughts on “The national/Yorkshire treasure that is Jennie Rigg

  1. Well said Jenni !

    One of the reasons I find debates in my Quaker hat part of my life sometimes more productive than in my libDem life is that Quakers have a discipline of actually listening when someone is contributing, and not necessarily just waiting impatiently to put in ones own pennyworth. Quaker Advices and Queries says (in part, excluding bits about G*d)

    “When words are strange or disturbing to you, try to sense where they come from and what has nourished the lives of others. Listen patiently and seek the truth which other people’s opinions may contain for you. Avoid hurtful criticism and provocative language. Do not allow the strength of your convictions to betray you into making statements or allegations that are unfair or untrue. Think it possible that you may be mistaken.” (A+Q 17)

    Dare I suggest that a secular commitment to this ideal would be helpful fro LibDems of all flavours?

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