do people remember this?

and everybody thought, “what a dumbass”. which is still true. but have you really thought about his words?

so here’s what he says ..

“There’s an old saying in Tennessee — I know it’s in Texas, probably in Tennessee — that says, fool me once, shame on –shame on you. If you fool me — you can’t get fooled again.”

we all know the original is “fool me once, shame on you. fool me twice, shame on me.” we all get it. but after some insight from alex, he’s clearly a smarter man than i thought.

fool me twice, shame on me. that’s just negative. that means you just don’t give people second chances. and when you do, you kick yourself in the head. but you know what, bush leaves it up to interpretation. you can view it as, after the first time you fool me, i’m never going to get fooled again. there’s not even another chance of getting fooled. BAM. bad ass. OR you can follow with the guidelines of original saying. you can think of it as, bush is just a nice guy and gives people a second chance. but if you take advantage of his kindness, then he’s never going to be fooled again.

i personally like the second one. in a world full of mean people, i think bush was just trying subconsciously teach us something. yeah, go ahead. hug a stranger.

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