To the Editor:
As I review the landscape of our culture and the character of our country and the world at large, I recall a few admonishments my father gave me and my sibling. They were – and still are:
• Treat others the way you want to be treated.
• You are no better than anyone else and no one else is better than you.
• Do the right thing and do things right.
• Be honest, loyal, trustworthy and fair.
My father wanted us to understand these were things that would carry us through a life well lived.
At the Naval Sea Systems Command I worked with a young engineer that had a plaque above his desk. It simply read, “Common Sense is Mandatory.”
May God bless each of you with a life well lived.