|Ruth Bader Ginsburg (Public Domain)|
It wasn't just the words of counsel from author Vladimir Nabokov, who was Bader-Ginsburg’s professor at Cornell. Nor was it just the mother who urged her to be as independent as possible.
In fact, it was her mother-in-law who gave her this wedding-day advice: In every good marriage, it sometimes helps to be a little deaf. Bader-Ginsburg has followed that advice, not only within the “56 years of a marital partnership nonpareil,” but also throughout her professional career.
She therefore passes this wisdom on to others: When a thoughtless or unkind word is spoken, best tune out.
Copyright October 3, 2016 by Linda Van Slyke All Rights Reserved