Davey, it’s time to be yourself
Well, Frum isn’t getting in line, so I thought I would try to give him the talk I gave my daughter when she was having trouble getting along with her playground friends.
Look, you are special. Nobody else is Davey Frum. You have talents that no other person in this world possesses. But I have to tell you what the right thing to do is.
There is a tendency of all people, it is in fact human nature, to try to impress other people to feel loved. That feeling is pursued continually by some people, exactly because it is fleeting. True friendship is given by people who are interested in your thought. If you continually say things or do things to seem agreeable to certain people, you will absolutely seem disagreeable to others. For instance, if you compromise your beliefs to get noticed by the popular people, the people who you have stood with in the past will be offended, and since the people of your past are not interested in what is popular, but rather, your thought, you have no chance of true friendship.
My daughter, when she was 9, came to me when she was having a hard time getting along with the other girls on the playground. She was upset because one of the girls didn’t like one of my daughter’s friends and wouldn’t play with my kid unless the other was out of the picture. Not only that, but when playing as a group, one of the girls was very bossy and only wanted to play the game she wanted to play and would not listen to other suggestions. My daughter wondered if she should just go along with the bossy, popular girl because everybody else was, and forget that it was a mean thing to do to her ostracized friend.
I told her, look, you need to understand that you are special, and interesting and beautiful. If you go off and play by yourself, you will find true friendship, because there will be plenty of people that see in you what I see in you, and you will have the right kind of friends. The ones that truly love you and will not abandon you.
Dave, go find some friends. You are not a conservative, so stop trying to say that you are. Rush and Mark have real friends.