My Chat with Alexander Hamilton
It was calm and polite.
Have you ever been too hard on someone? Maybe they deserved it. Or perhaps you have an issue with a person, and you don’t know why, but you just do, so whenever that person comes up, you instantly click into your mood.
I’m not alone on this, right? We all have that someone.
It’s probably unfair because you haven’t spent time with that person to get to know them. Maybe you need a fresh perspective and reset your perceptions; the only way to determine if you are correct about someone is to invest your attention in getting to know that person.
I write about my someone frequently. This person has increasingly popped up since ranking many amendments from the Framers’ time. It’s like he is the center of attention or was as popular as I was back in college.
That someone is Alexander Hamilton. The title gave it away, didn’t it?
The face of the $10 bill. The first Secretary of the Treasury and the subject of the hit musical: Hamilton.
Recently I have been thinking about how it is best for us to sit down and chat.
Get to know each other. Spend some of that attention capital.
So I reached out to schedule a time through the magical history app thing. To bolster my credibility, I used Andrew Johnson as a reference.
To my delight, Alexander agreed, and we spent about 20 minutes discussing his life, his positions, and what he thinks about Okay History.
Edited for length, below is my chat with Alexander Hamilton. Here’s how it went.