Lacking empathy

Power is fleeting in this unpredictable world and always begs the question; what do people that have it want to do with it. Even though things turned bad at the end, Lyndon Johnson could never get out of his mind the disadvantaged people he met along the road to the pinnacle. His first job after college was teaching school in the poor South Texas town of Cotulla. His kids came to school in rags and were often hungry with pinched faces. He often talked about his black cook who went to Washington with him and when traveling back to Texas across the south had to go out in the woods to the bathroom because there were none for colored people. These experiences formed the basis of his programs while president.

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