United — Cory Booker

Cory BOOKER’s political career appears to have been abnormal. And in an epoch of post-truth politics, the search for an honest person seems bleak.

I heard BOOKER being interview on Freakonomics podcast a little while back and decided to read his book based on that.

BOOKER has made his career out of bringing together differing opinions in a bipartisan country. He appears to be a symbol of unity and community spirit.

Here are some good bits:

Résumé milestones may sound good, but they scarcely begin to account for what gives life real substance and meaning.

Love this quote from EMERSON:

That only which we have within, can we see without. If we meet no gods, it is because we harbor none. If there is grandeur in you, you will find grandeur in porters and sweeps. —RALPH WALDO EMERSON

What a guy:

Tolerance is becoming accustomed to injustice; love is becoming disturbed and activated by another’s adverse condition. Tolerance crosses the street; love confronts. Tolerance builds fences; love opens doors. Tolerance breeds indifference; love demands engagement. Tolerance couldn’t care less; love always cares more.

And something we can all be guilty of:

I often mistook the urgent for the important.