I’m not going to turn this into a political blog, but there’s a recurring theme in these presidential wannabe’s. It goes something like this . . .
- “We need to be great again; I’m going to make us great, again.“
- “We’re destroying the environment; I’m going to restore it.“
- “We’re destroying the middle class; I’m going to get it back.“
- “We’re divided; I’m going to unite us again.“
- “We need to live like X years ago; I’m going to get us back there.“
- “We’re in need of hope; I’m here to restore it.“
- “We’re not feeling safe; I’m going to make us safe again.“
What are we thinking? Do we really believe in this giant baloney sandwich served on a plate of horse squeeze?
Every election cycle there’s someone who says, there’s too much unfairness going around, and I’m going to fix it. We don’t live well like country Ozmania or Fairydustonia. Elect me and I’m going to spend a lot more so we can be a lot more like those wonderful Lowerslovonian’s.
I can’t speak for you, but things are a lot better now than we’re often led or choose to believe. We don’t have nearly as many problems to wake up to each day, fighting in a world hostile to everyday existence. There are places in the world where that’s still true, but not so much here.
Are we really that miserable that the empty and vague promises made by someone who wants us to think they have magical powers, will grant our wishes?
I’ve been voting for over 40 years, and with rare exception do I find someone remotely close to the type of person they self-promoted.
No doubt, it’s a lot easier to point things out that aren’t perfect and could be better, than it is to fix them. Once in a while, we get surprises, some good, some bad, but never perfection. Try not to believe their stories or the stump speeches. Imagine for a moment that each of them is part used car salesman, tobacco lawyer, mixed in with a dash of Ponzi schemer. Now that you have that visual image, listen to their sound bites. Most of it will start to sound like Daffy Duck and Bugs Bunny having a go at each other.
Are you personally devastated because of a lay off, sickness, loss of family member, theft, divorce, physical catastrophe, accident? Then of course, you have my genuine sympathy.
First, it isn’t all that bad for most of us. If you’re homeless, I can greatly sympathize. Fortunately, most of us aren’t, but we love to find things to grumble about, because in our mind, things can and should be a lot better, or people nicer.
Well ducky, get over your wee self and enjoy what you have, not what you don’t have or want. Why not choose to find things that are working well for you? After all this whole notion of a better world has to start somewhere, it might be best affected by your own attitude and behavior. Don’t think it has to be a long-range plan, try turning the moment into a good one. Work within the minute & a half you can focus on, and think of something fantastic.
The better world we want has to start from within. If people dislike you, maybe it’s you that’s the problem, and not other people. The way we want it to be is up to us to decide, not for others to extend their magical fairy dust powers. It can be better if we create our own better world by making choices which aren’t quite so self-limiting or always chosen by others. Choose to be happy today, now… or not… it’s up to you.
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