I often think about Johnny Cash’s words to the men of San Quentin prison in 1969 when I think about all the different people and opinions I encounter. He had it right. We can only always identify partially with anyone. We can never fully stand in anyone’s shoes or claim to vicariously speak for anyone else.
“I was thinkin about you guys here yesterday. I’ve been here three times before and. . . I think I understand a little bit about how you feel about some things. It’s none of my business about how you feel about some other things. And I don’t give a damn about how you feel about some other things.”
(on the album “At San Quentin, The Complete 1969 Concert”)
I’m adding lyrics to songs from the Johnny Cash album “Personal File” here.