Loved the analogy of revenge being like poison ivy. I listened to the show and found much of what Michael M. said very interesting. Especially, the part about how parents practice forgiveness daily. Maybe that explains why so many childless friends of mine say they have difficulty with tolerating other peoples behaviour as they grow old.
My reaction and those people around me reactions in the city where I live, is similar to your Ghanaian friend. We are so happy you voted in an intelligent, well-informed, articulate person to lead during this bleak time. I think many Americans would find it strange how universal the feelings of appreciation and praise are that are being sent to them from people outside of their country.
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