Wednesday, October 26, 2016 – Tempora mutantur, nos et mutamur in illis. HUH?


Wednesday, October 26, 2016 – Tempora mutantur, nos et mutamur in illis. HUH?

Good Morning, Class,

Did you know Latin as a language is making a comeback? I cannot wait for Roman Numerals. But seriously, folks.

While the phrase Tempora mutantur, nos et mutamur in illis, is Latin, the origin and first usage goes back to The Protestant Reformation. It is generally translated to mean “Times change, and we change with them.” It resonates as soundly today as it did during the upheaval of The Reformation in sixteenth century Europe.

Here’s What I’m Thinking. I have not walked through life in your shoes or combat boots. Nor have you walked through life in my shoes. This makes our viewpoints unique and different. I like that. It is what makes us diverse and keeps democracy alive.

Today’s post is for those of you who post on FB and other social media. You represent both sides of the political landscape. I like reading your viewpoints. Here are somethings I want you to know.

  1. I consider you my friend always.
  2. I respect your beliefs, values, and choices.
  3. I respect your intelligence and your ability to discuss issues intelligently.
  4. I will never resort to questioning or demeaning your character by calling you vicious names and stereotyping you into social labels.
  5. In spite of differences of opinion I believe common ground can be determined with open communication among all people.

The phrase – Times change, and we change with them – or various paraphrases of it -– have been used throughout history. Maybe it is the “WE change with them” that we all having trouble with.

Flags @ Front (800x529)

Flags at entrance to President George H. W. Bush Museum. College Station, Texas. Photo by me.

Please exercise your right to vote. Do not to forget to check the machine to ensure you have entered your choices correctly.

One response to “Wednesday, October 26, 2016 – Tempora mutantur, nos et mutamur in illis. HUH?

  1. So very true. We must be open to change, even when it is uncomfortable and challenges what we perceive to be basic beliefs.

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