Be a part of the solution, focus on what we agree on! They say we are a product of who we are around and what we think about. To a large extent I agree with this, probably has a stronger impact in the very short term and maybe the very long term as well, but as young as I am its not possible fr me to judge the long term. As this is another short piece it seems unsurprising that my topic is related to the current political environment. This is 2016, just in case it takes a few hundred years for this to be read. My request, not an order or a warning ( I have never liked either) is to get involved with our society! Speak up. No matter who you might support in the current presidential selection process. Its hard to call it an election, it seems more of a selection process than an democratic election. Some have called it an anointing or coronation. I really can’t say I see who is doing the anointing so that doesn’t work for me.
It does seem clear that most of the public agree there is way too much waste and fraud in our government. All the personalities presented as choices agree on that. The problem is probably how these words, ideas are defined. You may see, a lot of the welfare program as a waste or you may see much of the military system as a waste, just to pick two unrelated topics, if unrelated is even possible.
I would request us all to focus on the second word, FRAUD, this is something we can define much easier, or at least should be able to define easier. If we even cut fraud in half every year(to pick a random percentage), there would be huge savings to apply to cutting taxes or programs people want. We need to stop putting so much focus on what separates us and more power into meeting our common goal. Imagine a group of people around a tree with a child stuck high up in a tree. All the people on the ground stand around discussing who should climb the tree. How the tree should be climbed, when. How it can be prevented in the future. Whose fault was it this time. All the while a large thick blanket is sitting on the ground waiting to be stretched out to catch the child if she falls. See the blanket, pick it up with others. AND keep discussing the rest, but save the child.
Sports professional or amateur are not society. TV shows and movies are not society! Gourmet food, fashion, Art are not society! Those are all great things and I don’t mean they shouldn’t exist, they help make life rich and provide a place for us to meet each other and grow. You are not responsible for everything. The best thing we can do is do the best we can, rarely does that mean focusing on the worst in others or ourselves. There may not be good in everyone, I have not met everyone. But of the people I have spent more than a few moments with I have always seen a little good. Pick up the blanket!