Honesty is being truthful and sincere. It is important because it builds trust. When people are honest, they can be relied on not to lie, cheat, or steal. When you are open and trustworthy, others can believe in you.
Bob White urges the churches of the Virgin Islands to get their congregations involved in rescuing the Juan F. Luis Hospital and Medical Center. He says it is politically and morally wrong to do nothing to help it.
To the outsider trying to figure things out, the Virgin Islands presents a different kind of social distance. Or different kinds plural.
Tact is telling the truth kindly, considerate of how your words affect others’ feelings. Think before you speak, knowing what is better left unsaid. When you are tactful, others find it easier to hear what you have to say.
Bob White puts forth an idea on how to give the power to change laws back to the people.
Consideration is being thoughtful of other people and their feelings. You consider how your actions affect them. You pay careful attention to what others like and don’t like, and do things that give them happiness.
Friendliness is being a friend, through good times and bad. You take an interest in other people and make them feel welcome. You share your belongings, your time, and yourself. Friendliness is the best cure for loneliness.
Bob White thinks workers should look up the chain of command at the schools and hospitals for the money they need, not keep seeking more money from the government.
In February, the Cruise Line Industry Association released its 2015 State of the Cruise Industry Report, citing that once again the Caribbean reigns supreme for cruise itineraries worldwide.
In this world, the rules that have governed others don’t apply and the “lessons of history” are not applicable to the United States. The result is a failure of imagination.